- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rep. Elijah Cummings says he’s happy that baseball slugger Mark McGwire “has finally admitted” that he used steroids during his playing career.

Cummings is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and challenged McGwire on potential steroid use at the infamous 2005 hearing where McGwire repeated that he didn’t want to “talk about the past.”

McGwire said Monday that he wanted to come clean at that hearing but was acting on the advice of his attorneys.

Cummings says in a statement that McGwire’s playing career was tainted by steroids and further marred by his refusal to admit wrongdoing. He says now, McGwire can rebuild his credibility.

The Maryland Democrat says McGwire should work to educate young ballplayers about the dangers of steroids.

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