Ex-Giants OF Benard admits steroid use
Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Marvin Benard has
admitted he used steroids during the team’s 2002 World Series
The 40-year-old Benard acknowledged his steroid use to The
Associated Press on Sunday, when he was in the Bay Area for a
reunion of the Giants’ 2000 NL West champion team.
Benard first told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier Sunday he
had taken steroids to deal with a left knee injury. He spent all
nine of his major league seasons with the Giants, retiring after
the 2003 campaign.
Benard was mentioned in the Mitchell Report released in December
2007 and soon after told his now 14-year-old son, Isaac, he had
taken performance-enhancing drugs. He called that the toughest part
of this process.