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The truth will set Andy Pettitte free

Andy Pettitte showed Monday that, when it comes to steroids and HGH, it pays to tell the truth. Story

Updated: February 19, 2008, 9:30 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Andy Pettitte's brutally honest hourlong news conference effectively sent the message that short-term humiliation beats long-term scorn any day.

None of us can really know how difficult it was for Pettitte to face the media Monday afternoon at the Yankees' spring training facility after being named in the Mitchell report and giving a deposition to Congress detailing his illegal use of human growth hormone in 2002 and 2004. Some see Pettitte's involvement in a performance-enhancing ...

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