Ortiz: I Never Used Steroids

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2009 3:30 PM CDT
Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz answers a question from the media today in New York.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – David Ortiz says he has never used steroids, despite his inclusion on baseball's infamous list of juicers from 2003, the Globe reports. “I used a lot of supplements and vitamins" back then, the Red Sox slugger said at a press conference today. He acknowledged being a "bit careless" in those days but stated definitively that never used or bought steroids.

"I never thought buying supplements and vitamins was going to hurt anybody's feelings," said Ortiz, who insisted that everything he purchased was legal and over-the-counter. "If it happened I'm sorry about that."
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