McGwire still not taking responsibility

Onetime strongman offers conflicted admission, weak excuses for steroids use

Updated: January 12, 2010, 1:25 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Mark McGwire is a broken man. He's a tortured, conflicted soul. Whatever joy he received from his baseball career appears long gone, smothered under the weight of his conscience.

On his big day of admission and contrition, McGwire was wildly contradictory. His admission came unburdened by responsibility. He used steroids, but in his case, performance-enhancing drugs didn't help his performance. He attributed his transgressions to an era, and at times he placed the blame at the feet ...

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