CHICAGO
07/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Piniella Backs Soto On Marijuana Test: 'Look, I Have Smoked Dope'

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella on Friday defended catcher Geovany Soto, who tested positive for marijuana during the World Baseball Classic, by admitting he once smoked pot.

"Look, I have smoked dope one time in my life," Piniella said before the Cubs faced the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. "And it didn't do a damn thing for me, and I never tried it again. ...'

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