Big Mac: Don’t Do It – McGwire responds to MLB steroid suspensions

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – In a coincidental twist, the St. Louis Cardinals’ most prominent member of the steroid era, Mark McGwire, is back in St. Louis this week.  He’s the Dodgers’ hitting coach.

Monday following the announcement of 13 MLB players suspended for using performance enhancing drugs, McGwire talked about the current scandal and making mistakes in the past.

McGwire told reporters, “I wish I was never part of it. Hope and pray this is the end of it.”

McGwire adds ever since he admitted using steroids three years ago, his advice to player is brief and clear: don’t do it.

What does McGwire say about being overlooked for the Hall of Fame?  He realizes he’ll never get into the Baseball Hall of Fame with his 583-career home runs because many of them are tainted by the steroids era.

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