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

07/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ESPN Chicago

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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