Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The Bob Arum quote is the one echoing in my cranium as I contemplate the Alex Rodriguez steroids admission.

Arum is a legendary boxing promoter. Boxing is a game of interesting characters, to say the least. It's also a game where participants sometimes have only a passing interest in the truth. Asked about a contradiction in one of his claims, Arum famously said, "Yesterday I was lying, today I am telling the truth."

Hello, A-Rod.

In admitting he took steroids (admitted it only after it was reported by Sports Illustrated), Rodriguez was caught in a lie he told in a "60 Minutes" interview with Katie Couric in which he flat out denied taking banned substances.

So now he says he was lying, but he wants us to believe that he's lying no more.

Thus we're supposed to believe he had no idea what illegal substance he was taking. He wants us to believe that he was told he may or may not have failed a drug test and let it go at that. He blames the messenger, respected SI reporter Selena Roberts by falsely claiming illegal investigative tactics.

Too much pressure after signing a contract in Texas, thus he used steroids to live up to his paycheck. Nothing after he arrived in New York, where there's bit more pressure?

"Yesterday I was lying, today I'm telling the truth."

Yeah, sure.
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