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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bud Selig: Steroid Use 'Virtually Nonexistent'

“The use of steroids and amphetamines amongst today’s players has greatly subsided and is virtually nonexistent, as our testing results have shown,” Selig said in a statement. “The so-called steroid era — a reference that is resented by the many players who played in that era and never touched the substances — is clearly a thing of the past, and Mark’s admission today is another step in the right direction.”

“He said that?” said Travis Tygart, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees the testing of Olympic athletes, when read Selig’s statement. “If so, it sounds like the same stick-your-head-in-the-sand approach that led to this whole mess. I find it hard to believe that is what he said.”

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