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A-Rod: "I Took Bole"

Feb. 17 2009, Published 8:08 a.m. ET

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Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez today revealed the name of the banned substance he took while playing for the Texas Rangers.

Speaking in Tampa Florida, Rodriguez said it was called "bole", acquired with his cousin in the Dominican Republic.

Calling himself "young" and "curious," A-Rod said he used the substance for three years thinking it would give him energy.

"My cousin would administer it to me," Rodriguez said. "But neither of us knew what we were doing."

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"I didn't think they were steroids, which is part of being young and stupid. It was over the counter pretty, it was pretty basic. It was amateur hour."

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