NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire's voice repeatedly cracked with
emotion during a telephone interview with The Associated Press as
he recounted telling his wife, parents and son that he had used
His voice breaking, McGwire says, "It's the first time they've
ever heard me, you know, talk about this. I hid it from
During a 20-minute phone call Monday, McGwire says he called
commissioner Bud Selig and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa earlier
in the day to personally apologize.
McGwire says that when he used steroids, he never imagined he
would have to talk about it to national media.