Rocker's Steroid Talk To Regular Guys Makes News
February 12, 2008 at 5:48 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Rock WNNX (ROCK 100.5)/ATLANTA morning team THE REGULAR GUYS made national headlines again MONDAY (2/11), but this time it wasn't for getting fired -- it was for guest JOHN ROCKER's comments on his steroid use while still a major league pitcher in 2000.
ROCKER told the GUYS -- LARRY WACHS and ERIC VON HAESSLER -- that baseball Commissioner BUD SELIG knew ROCKER had failed a drug test in 2000 and that doctors for the league and union gave ROCKER and teammates advice on effective steroid use. The story was immediately picked up by ESPN and wire services.
ROCKER repeated the allegations on sister Sports WCNN-A (680 THE FAN) later the same day, estimating that "at least 40 to 50%" of players in baseball use steroids.