Thursday, November 15, 2007
Heard Golic's statement in the car on the way in to work today and I want to first say that I believed it to be genuine and it was the right thing to do. Obviously it should have taken place a week ago when the first admission occurred, but I'm proud that the story got out there and those who were looking for answers got them today.
MDS from Fanhouse took down a few notes of what was said (I'll link the audio later).....
"I believe it was '87 ... sometime probably in March up until the beginning of May," and that the purpose of his steroid use was to help in recovery from a shoulder injury. As I've said time and time again with steroids now, a lot of the time it's the fringe players, it's the guys who are trying to get to the next level, and a lot of times it's for recovery."Greenberg went on to say that Golic's Steroid Use was public knowledge and that it was "something you've addressed so many times on the air that maybe to us it's not a big deal."
"It was illegal," Golic said. "I didn't get them prescribed for me. I went and got them. I worked out at a gym and you could get them anywhere you wanted them."
Golic didn't specify which steroids he used, but he did say, "I used the old-school steroids, not the stuff they use today."
Look no one in the Country knew that Mike Golic had taken steroids. I seriously doubt that they even addressed it once before and I'd love to hear the audio if the did. That's besides the point. Again, I have no problem with Golic trying and quiting Steroids for a brief peroid in the past. The problem I had, and still have, is with Mike Greenberg. He himself said last week that he had no idea and now he's all of a sudden saying they talked about it numerous times?!?! Forget the fact that he's a crappy reporter/host how could you ever call steroid use in Sports "not a big deal"!?!?!
News flash Mike Greenberg. It's a big deal because YOU and everyone in the Media has made it a big deal and the fact that it was I don't know....um, ILLEGAL! This is the reason that so many people have problems with ESPN nowadays. Chris Mortensen can make up stories without being called out on it, or have to submit a retraction. Radio Hosts (Cowherd) can completely call for a crash of a website for multiple days and there is a slap on the wrist. Audio and Video are being edited or pulled after controversies, and we don't even need to bring up the pending harassment lawsuits and cases.
Mike Greenberg may think that fair reporting and journalistic credibility "isn't a big deal", but the rest of America and your viewing audience does. Kudos for Golic for giving us some answers, but a huge foul on Greenberg for being....well himself.
ESPN's Mike Golic on Steroids: 'I Used Them and It Was Wrong' (Fanhouse)
Mike Golic Coyly Admits To Using Steroids (Awful Announcing)
Mike Golic Really Admits To Using Steroids, But Again Greenberg Changes The Topic (Awful Announcing)