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Ex-Yankee Matt Lawton’s “Desperate” Steroid Use
Thursday, December 22, 2005

In the latest issue of Sports Weekly, one-time part-time Yank Matt Lawton came clean about the steroid use that will cost him the first ten games of the 2006 season. Lawton joined the Yanks towards the end of the 2005 season and hit just .125 in 21 games, apparently due to “pain”. In the article, he failed to mention where this pain was, so let’s assume it was it was in his lonely heart.

In the issue, Lawton tells Sports Weekly how on September 20th he injected himself with a veterinary steroid. He played well the following day – he hit a home run – but ironically was tested for steroids the very day after the only time he’d ever used one! Yes, that was sarcasm.

"I wasn't playing well enough to be on a Little League roster, let alone be on the roster of the New York Yankees. I just wasn't physically able to do the job. I had never been in the playoff hunt before. So I did something that will always haunt me. It was such a stupid thing, but I was desperate. Maybe it was the pressure of playing in New York, I don't know. I never had the urge to take any of that stuff before, but I was talking to some guys, and they guaranteed it would get the pain out." - - - Matt Lawton

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posted by Yankees Chick @ Thursday, December 22, 2005  
6 Comments:
  • At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Mets Guy said…

    To my knowledge, Lawton is the first MLB player to come out and directly admit taking steroids to the press, and certainly the first suspended one under the new penalties.

    I can at least respect that, instead of the usual "I didn't know" and "It was a B-12 shot" excuses.

     
  • At 4:05 PM, Blogger yankeestadium said…

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  • At 4:07 PM, Blogger yankeestadium said…

    Yankees Chica...I wanted to add you and others to my blogger list...do you know how to do that? Blogger is of no help...Also on the Damon front...I guess his dad is real happy about him joining the yanks...NYPOST has him saying that the red sox will regret it like they did RUTH...ha ha ha

     
  • At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with Mets guy but what could he be thinking with the current steriod environment? He wasn't with the Yankees long so how do you think he came to this as an option ? Were others telling him it's the way to go?

     
  • At 8:38 PM, Blogger Joseph P. said…

    " and certainly the first suspended one under the new penalties."

    Nah, he's still under the old 10-game penalty.

     
  • At 9:33 PM, Blogger Yankees Chick said…

    yup you're right joseph...bad mets guy!! :)

    yankeestadium...is your blog a blogspot? if so, go to "change settings", then "template" and scroll alllll the way down till you see your links...

     
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