[Jose] Canseco said he believes Rodriguez’s steroid use goes back to his teens, when he was a high school standout in Miami.
“Was he on steroids in high school?” he said. “I think probably so. I worked out with him when he was 18. He could lift almost as much as I could.”
Rodriguez put on 25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years, and word was that his connection was a dog kennel owner. A former high school teammate told Roberts the future No.1 MLB draft pick was on steroids and his coach knew it. Another student said the son of coach Rich Hofman admitted he saw Rodriguez use steroids.
As for the people who aren’t bothered by steroids use, there’s an allegation that A-Rod tipped pitches to opponents, hoping they’d do the same for him when he really needed a hit to pad his stats. Classic A-Rod — caring more about his stats than his team. That says everything you’ll ever need to know about his character (as if we didn’t already know what a giant piece of crap he is). Anyone who believed that A-Rod’s roid use was limited to the Rangers years was naive and ignorant. Any high schooler who can lift as much as Canseco likely was on something. Oh yeah, this also destroys the notion that A-Rod’s a natural talent who’s been good ever since high school. There goes that argument.