Andy Pettitte apologized to fans and teammates today for using human growth hormone, the AP reports. Pettitte said he had not spoken to Roger Clemens, whom he implicated in HGH use in a congressional deposition, in more than a month. “I can't even describe how uncomfortable” the Clemens situation is, said Pettitte.
Pettitte has admitted to using HGH on a total of three days from 2002 to 2004, before its use was banned by baseball, and said he had "no other surprises out there" about drug use. “I did it because I was told it might be able to help me,” he explained. "Was it stupid? Yes, it was stupid. Was I desperate? Yes, I probably was.”