A legal look at talking about the past

Mark McGwire's steroids admission raises questions about his 2005 testimony

Originally Published: January 11, 2010
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Mark McGwire's admission Monday that he was using steroids before, during and after his record-setting 1998 season raises questions about his testimony before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2005. In an appearance that profoundly damaged his reputation, McGwire refused to answer questions about his use of steroids, saying repeatedly, "I'm not here to talk about the past." His statements to the committee were made under oath, and when compared with the admission he made ...

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