Simple question, yet confusing on so many different levels.
The optimist in me wants to believe A-Rod. I want to believe that A-Rod only took steroids from 2001-2003, that it was just a stupid mistake, that he was just young and stupid, that he is truly sorry for lying to the American people on national TV, and that he had no idea what steroids did to him.
But for some reason, I don't.
Maybe it was the lack of conclusive answers from A-Rod. Maybe it was the culmination of all the lies from A-Rod in the past (Couric interview, Selena Roberts stalked me!). For some reason, I did not walk away from yesterday's interview believing that A-Rod had completely solved this steroid issue. If anything, I think A-Rod might have opened up a new Pandora's box of questions because of his continually vague answers.
Here is what bothers me most: How could A-Rod put "stuff" into his body when he had no idea of the side effects or benefits? For a professional athlete, that just seems ridiculous and well beyond stupid.
So I ask you, the people, do you believe Alex Rodriguez? Did yesterday's interview satisfy all your concerns and questions?
Feel free to leave your responses in the comments section.