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A-Rod: ‘God is doing this for a reason’

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 9, 2009 | 7:20 pm

Watching Alex Rodriguez’s interview with ESPN’s Peter Gammons, in which he admits using steroids during the 2001, 2002 and 2003 baseball seasons. Gammons just asked A-Rod if he is upset that a drug test that was supposed to be anonymous was leaked to Sports Illustrated.

“No,” the AL MVP from 2003, 2005 and 2007 responded, “God Is doing this for a reason. ... The truth with set you free. This is no one’s fault. This is my fault. I am responsible for this. And I’m deeply sorry for that.”

I hope he is. But I always wonder when people say something bad is happening to them because God has His reasons. Really? Sure you didn’t just do something stupid and now you’ve got to pay the reaper?

The above video is part 1. The God comment was later in the interview; that portion is not online yet.

* Updated: I replaced the previously embedded video with the complete interview.

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