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Alex Rodriguez to participate in anti-steroids fundraiser event

Jul 6, 2010, 1:44 PM EST

According to the Associated Press, Alex Rodriguez “is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for a foundation that educates youth about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.”
Rodriguez “and some of his teammates” are expected to attend an August 19 event at Yankee Stadium honoring Taylor Hooten, a 17-year-old baseball player who committed suicide in 2003 due to depression that has been linked to steroid usage.
Fellow admitted steroid user Andy Pettitte is slated to join Rodriguez in “providing signed items for sponsors” of the event.

  1. ThatGuy - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Pot: Say there, Kettle… Your looking awfully black today.

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Fellow admitted steroid user Andy Pettitte is slated to join Rodriguez in “providing signed items for sponsors” of the event.

    Didn’t Pettitte admit to using HGH? While not a steroid, the story should be updated to reflect correct information.

  3. Jonny5 - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Yes, children don’t do steroids like I did, or you might turn out like I did. A multimillionaire at the top of his game. Sounds scary right???

  4. Md23Rewls - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    I don’t get it. People want Rodriguez to make up for his mistakes, and then when he tries to do something good, he just gets mocked. I guess there’s really no way the guy can win, lol.
    Of course, if this was David Ortiz, everybody would be applauding it as a heartfelt gesture.

  5. Jonny5 - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    He does appear to have a “dirty Sanchez” in that picture. Maybe that’s why? On a serious note though, I’m just glad to see him doing something good for the community.

  6. Old Gator - Jul 6, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    A week later, he will be participating in a symposium on the sanctity of marriage at the archdiocese in Macondo.

  7. BronxBombers1973 - Jul 6, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    A-Rod made a commitment to help the Hooton Foundation and kids by telling them that he made a mistake when he used these drugs. This story just shows he is keeping his word. This isn’t an ironic story, this is a great story…a major leaguer keeping his word, and out of the media’s eye trying to help kids.

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