In “The Captain,” Derek Jeter denounces Alex Rodriguez, a former friend, for using steroids.


In “The Captain,” Derek Jeter criticizes his ex-friend Alex Rodriguez’s use of steroids.

Alex Rodriguez’s use of steroids was criticized by Derek Jeter when the subject was covered in his miniseries The Captain.

The former New York Yankees shortstop recalled his reaction to his on-and-off friend’s admission in the sixth episode of the ESPN documentary.

According to the Daily Beast, the 48-year-old said, “My reaction was: another distraction.”

Like, f***, let’s take care of this right away.

That was my response.

Rodriguez, who is now 47, acknowledged using performance-enhancing drugs for a three-year period beginning in 2001 while he was a player for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball in February 2009.

Two days after Sports Illustrated revealed that he was one of 104 players who tested positive for illegal substances in 2003, he made his admission.

A-Rod acknowledged that being a member of the team put “an enormous amount of pressure” on him in an interview with ESPN’s Peter Gammons.

The former shortstop and third baseman said, “I felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and I needed to perform, and perform well every day.

“Baseball back then had a different culture.

It was extremely lax.

I was a young person.

I was foolish.

I was unwise.

I also wanted to demonstrate to everyone why they should consider me among the all-time great players.

The father of two, who has two daughters, Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, added, “I did take a prohibited substance.

And for that, I sincerely apologize and regret it.

Jeter quickly refuted his former teammate’s assertions that doping was ingrained in the sport’s “culture.”

When you hear everyone say, “It was the steroid era,” it really irritates me and is one thing that I find annoying.

That’s not accurate, as everyone was doing it.

After a team practice at the time, he told reporters that nobody was doing it.

“In my opinion, it sends the wrong message to baseball fans.

Saying that everyone was doing it, in my opinion, sends the wrong message to children because it is simply untrue, he added.

“I know a lot of big-name players have come, from what I understand.

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