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Segui says he got steroids from ex-Mets clubhouse attendant

12/11/2007 - MLB Baltimore Orioles New York Mets + more

BALTIMORE -- Retired first baseman David Segui admitted
Monday that he used steroids and purchased shipments from former
New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, The Sun reported
on its Web site Monday night.

Segui also repeated his June 2006 admission to ESPN that he used
human growth hormone with a prescription.

He told the newspaper that he refused to talk to former Senate
Majority Leader George Mitchell, whose report on
performance-enhancing drugs is expected Thursday. Segui said he didn't
want to betray the trust of other players.

"I have nothing to hide. I have no problem talking about what I
have done," said Segui, who spent eight of his 15 major league
seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. "But I never want any other
players to think I was out there talking about their business.
Because I do know a lot, but people have told me things in
confidence and I don't want to be spreading that."

Radomski pleaded guilty in April to federal charges of illegally
distributing performance-enhancing drugs. As part of his agreement
with the government, he was required to cooperate with Mitchell's
investigation.

Segui said he met Radomski after being traded to the Mets in
1994. They became close and still talk by phone several times a
week -- usually about fishing and family.

At first, Radomski helped Segui with nutrition and
weightlifting. Eventually, Segui said, he paid Radomski for
different products, from legal supplements and workout gear to
steroids and clenbuterol, an asthma drug that is said to melt body
fat and is on baseball's banned substances list. Segui also
occasionally lent Radomski money.

"It was stuff you do for a friend," Segui said. "I always had
a feeling -- I knew when more and more guys were going through him --
that there is probably going to come the day when he is going to
get caught.

"I played more years where I didn't take anything than years
where I did take something," Segui added, without giving
specifics. "I never denied it or pretended to be an angel."

Segui retired from the Orioles in 2004. He made headlines in
June 2006 when he went public with his use of HGH after he thought
his name was included in the affidavit of a federal agent who
claimed several players were implicated by former Orioles pitcher
Jason Grimsley.