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Drugs were not anabolic steroids

Updated: January 16, 2004, 12:28 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

John McEnroe told ESPN.com on Wednesday that his statement about taking steroids in recent publications was misunderstood, clarifying that the drugs he received were given as painkillers. The drugs McEnroe said he took are not considered medically to be the same as anabolic steroids, which are the drugs thought of as performance enhancing.

The former No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world, who won 77 singles titles and seven Grand Slam titles in his career, told a British newspaper on Sunday ...

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