posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:24 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- Gary Sheffield, who said last October he unwittingly used substances that contained steroids, told the Daily News and New York Post at
Yankees camp he never admitted to using steroids.
"When people sit here and say I didn't know I took steroids -- I didn't take steroids," he told the Daily News for Wednesday's editions. "The bottom
line is I put rubbing cream on my leg, and if somebody says that's steroids, that's a bunch of hogwash.
"People are going to put a spin on whatever they're going to put a spin on. ... I'm not like Jason Giambi, I'm not going to sit here and cry about
things being unfair or attacks are unfair."
Sheffield said Giambi will probably face some abuse from fans during the season.
"He has to go through it," Sheffield said of his teammate. "He's the reason he's going through it, but that's part of it. I don't think anybody will
give you pats on the back."