President Obama has weighed in on the latest chapter of baseball's burgeoning steroid scandal, condemning Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for his use of performance-enhancing drugs and setting a bad example for children, reports CBS News. In his first prime-time news conference, Obama called confirmation of A-Rod's steroid use "depressing," saying it "tarnishes an entire era."
It's "depressing news on top of what's been a flurry of depressing items when it comes to major league baseball," said the president. "It's unfortunate because I think there's a lot of players that played it straight." Baseball officials "finally" appear to be taking the issue seriously, he added.