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Baseball Great Admits He Used Steroids

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By Bill Redlin

A Maryland congressman says he's happy Mark McGwire has "finally admitted" he used steroids during his professional baseball career.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He challenged the slugger on potential steroid use at the hearing in 2005 where McGwire repeated that he did not want to "talk about the past."

McGwire said on Monday he wanted to come clean at the hearing, but was acting on the advice of his attorneys. Cummings says McGwire's playing career was tainted by steroids, and further sullied by his refusal to admit wrongdoing. He says now the former player can rebuild his credibility, by working to educate young ballplayers about the dangers of steroids.

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