|Andro story on McGwire in 1998 caught baseball's attention|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 December 2007 15:12|
It was during the 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa that Associated Press reporter Steve Wilstein saw it - pills labeled as Androstenedione in Big Mac's locker.
``The ensuing AP news story led to renewed scrutiny of the use of 'andro' and other substances by major league players,'' the Mitchell Report said Thursday. ``As previously mentioned, commissioner Selig and others in baseball have said that this incident more than any other caused them to focus on the use of performance-enhancing substances as a possible problem.''
Andro is a steroid precursor that was banned by federal law in 2004.
In 1999, McGwire said he stopped taking andro before the season began.
``I got tired of seeing my name associated with it,'' he said then. ``I got tired of hearing about underage kids taking it.''