My first thought, I don’t care. Watching McGwire and Sammy Sosa going at it that one season was a blast. Did we all know they were cheating? Of course we did. Didn’t matter – it was still a blast (pardon the pun) to watch.
During his testimony on March 17, 2005, McGwire declined to answer questions under oath when he appeared before the House Government Reform Committee. In a tearful opening statement McGwire said,
Asking me or any other player to answer questions about who took steroids in front of television cameras will not solve the problem. If a player answers ‘No,’ he simply will not be believed; if he answers ‘Yes,’ he risks public scorn and endless government investigations…. My lawyers have advised me that I cannot answer these questions without jeopardizing my friends, my family, and myself. I will say, however, that it remains a fact in this country that a man, any man, should be regarded as innocent unless proven guilty.” ”
“ I’m not here to talk about the past. I’m here to be positive about this subject. ”