Alex Rodriguez Denies Taking Steroids

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Alex Rodriguez has denied using performance-enhancing drugs, telling CBS' 60 Minutes in an interview Sunday that he's never needed steroids to compete.

The controversial Yankees slugger also said he "isn't sure he's worth" his record contract, and described being "white like a ghost" when news of his opting out of his deal with New York broke during Game 4 of the World Series.

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Alex Rodriguez's interview with the news program aired just three days after the Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball - in which dozens of current and former ballplayers were individually named - was released.

A-Rod wasn't in it, but Jose Canseco, a former Oakland slugger who was one of the first to admit using steroids, said he couldn't believe Alex Rodriguez wasn't included in the former Senate majority leader's findings.

Alex Rodriguez answered "No" when asked whether he's ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance.

Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez are all smiles these days.

"I've never felt overmatched at any point on the baseball field," Rodriguez said. "... I felt that if I did my ... my work as I've done since I was, you know, a rookie back in Seattle, I didn't have a problem competing at any level."

The 32-year-old superstar won his third AL Most Valuable Player award last month after hitting .314 with 54 homers and 156 RBIs. He finalized a new, $275 million, 10-year contract after opting out of his past deal with the Yankees.

Alex Rodriguez said the way the opt out was handled was a nightmare, and he understood why baseball fans and officials were upset with how it was handled.

As a result of that debacle, his agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly out of favor with the baseball great, leaving wife Cynthia Rodriguez as his de facto agent.

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Alex Rodriguez Biography

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Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez Quotes

Times are a bit difficult. But I've been through tougher times. I'll get through them. And the support of the New York fans is incredible.

Alex Rodriguez

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