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Palmeiro docked 10 days for steroids

Updated: August 2, 2005, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rafael Palmeiro jabbed his finger in the air for emphasis and raised voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.

"I have never used steroids. Period," he told a congressional panel in March.

On Monday, nearly five months later, the Baltimore Orioles slugger became baseball's highest-profile player to be suspended 10 days for using steroids.

While he didn't deny testing positive for the drugs, he insisted that ingesting them was an accident.

"When ...

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