Five Lies Gary Matthews Jr. Can Deliver Soon, Any of Which I am Willing to Believe, at Least Until More Allegations Come Out or He Starts to Really Suck.
- I never used any questionable substance. I was, however, receiving the HgH for a 2004 teammate and I will not compromise that relationship at this time.
- I was using this substance specifically because it was not banned at the time, and I was confused as to its legality - I thought I just needed a prescription, you know, like viagra. Once it was banned, I stopped taking it and devoted myself to a new workout schedule.
- I received some of this on the advice of a teammate. I tried it and did not like it. See, Mike Scioscia is right, I "figured it out"... I wish it had been on the banned substances list ... It did me no good as my 2004 stats will attest.
- Since these substances were not banned in 2004, my assumption was that they were akin to Creatine, just with a few more legal hurdles. Once I realized this was a different thing altogether, I flushed them down the toilet and have not looked back since.
- I have been injecting vitamins for years now. It may seem out of the ordinary but for an athlete, vitamin injection is an efficient way to maintain a high level of preparedness for the grind. It is not illegal to inject vitamins. I was under the assumption the HgH was more of a vitamin than a synthetic substance. I mistakenly assumed that the prescription was a mere formality. Once I realized what the heck this stuff was, I took the wise route and stopped taking it altogether.