Pete Rose: I Was Never A Gambling Addict

09/02/2010 03:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pete Rose sat down with Graham Bensinger for an interview on Monday, and the controversial star discussed gambling on baseball, his possible reinstatement and more.

When asked if he thought he was a gambling addict, he quickly shot down the thought and said he was not.

"I don't think I was an addict. I think I could control what I was doing," said the all-time hits leader. "I just was wrong and I got caught."

When the two talked about the list of people who are also banned from baseball for life and the chances of being reinstated, Rose pointed out that none of the others have ever applied.

"Do I think I'm going to be reinstated? I don't know," Rose said, explaining that he can't say why the others haven't been reinstated. "You got Joe Jackson... People compare him to me. Last time I checked, he took money to throw games in the World Series. I bet on my own team to win. There is a big ass difference between those two scenarios right there."

Rose, who recently said he thinks Roger Clemens should come clean, also said he wants to come back to baseball and manage a team.

See the full video here. (Via Big League Stew)

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