Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
The consequences of admitting the truth are too great, often. Pete Rose found that out (as well he should have). Remember when everyone was telling him the only chance he had to get into the Hall was to come clean? How did that work out for him?
You might be right; working on that assumption I'd prefer a player just keep silent on the issue like Mark McGwire has done. Clemens' denials are calling into question the integrity of others such as Sen Mitchell and this trainer who spilled the beans. Again, it's reminiscent of Pete Rose calling guys like Dowd and Jansen liars.
McGwire hasn't called anyone a liar. He kept his mistake at one while Pete and Clemens are duplicating theirs.