Here's an idea: The addiction defense.
What would happen if a ballplayer thrown into the steroid scandal, maybe someone facing perjury charges if it's proven that he lied under oath while giving a deposition, took a seat in front of the cameras and suddenly confessed he is addicted to performance-enhancing drugs?
Something like this:
"I sit before you a humbled man. I hope to someday regain the trust and faith the sporting public had in me, but I realize ...
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