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Alex Rodriguez refused to reveal his cousin's name.
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says a cousin, whom he would not identify, first introduced him to a substance he referred to as "Boli". He admitted to being injected with the over-the-counter substance roughy twice a month for three years with the Texas Rangers.

My cousin and I, one more ignorant than the other, decided it was a good idea to start taking it. We consulted no one and it was pretty evident that we didn't know what we were doing. We did everything we could to keep it between us. I stopped taking it in 2003 and haven't taken it since. I stopped taking it for several reasons. In 2003 I had a serious neck injury and it scared me half to death. I was scared for my career and my life after baseball. Second after players voted for a mandatory drug policy, I realized how serious this all was and I decided to stop then."

A-Rod also answered questions about why he was secretive about the usage:

I knew we weren't taking Tic Tacs. I knew it potentially could be something that perhaps was wrong, but I really didn't get into the investigation perhaps like I would've. But again, when you're curious and you're ignorant, there's a lot of things you don't tell a lot of people, not just that and that was one of those things I decided not to share with anyone."

Are you satisfied with his explanations? Do you believe there will be more information revealed about his past? How long will it take for reporters to identify his cousin?

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