A lot of excitement today about Andy Pettitte “coming clean” and admitting to the use of human growth hormone. From the Sunday New York Post:

“In 2002 I was injured,” the statement said. “I had heard that human growth hormone could promote faster healing for my elbow. I felt an obligation to get back to my team as soon as possible. For this reason, and only this reason, for two days I tried human growth hormone.

“Though it was not against baseball rules, I was not comfortable with what I was doing, so I stopped. This is it – two days out of my life; two days out of my entire career, when I was injured and on the disabled list. If what I did was an error in judgment on my part, I apologize. I accept responsibility for those two days.”

So for 48 hours, his desire to be a good teammate overrode his personal comfort level. If that was wrong, he’s sorry. What more do you people want?

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