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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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by Free Britney at

As New York Magazine observes, hubris rarely bites people in the ass like you want it to. Karl Rove left the White House before being brought down, people still read Perez Hilton, and Donald Trump retains the power of speech.

But it looks like uber-agent Scott Boras, the egomaniac blowhard who thought he was bigger than the World Series, is finally getting thrown off his high horse.

Nose Picking By Alex Rodriguez

After all, Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Rodriguez have crawled back to the Yankees' negotiating table â€" alone â€" just three weeks after A-Rod opted out of his deal with New York and left the city (and the rest of the country) cursing his name.

As Scott Boras has clearly fallen out of favor with the superstar, does that make wife Cynthia Rodriguez A-Rod's de facto agent now? That would be spectacular for all.

She was at the Yankees' meeting with A-Rod and is the biggest influence on him right now - it's obvious Cynthia Rodriguez wears the pants in this relationship.

Could she be the boss now? Unlike Boras, she's actually got balls (remember the F-Rod t-shirt). In any case, Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez, who recently announced they're expecting baby #2, are almost certainly going ink a new deal with New York soon, potentially giving us another decade of celebrity gossip fodder.

Awesome.

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