After years of refusing to spill the syringes, Mark McGwire
admitted today to having used steroids on and off again for a decade. "I wish I'd never touched steroids," said the former big league slugger, via ESPN. "It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I
wish I had never played during the steroid era."
The admission apparently allows McGwire to become a St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach. It also vaults him to No. 3 on the list of Scummiest Athletes With Orange County Ties. The top five follow after the jump . . .
1.) O.J. SIMPSONOC connection
: His brutally murdered ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson
, grew up in Garden Grove, where she attended Gilbert Elementary School, Skylark Elementary School, Hare Intermediate School and Rancho Alamitos High School. Her family moved to Monarch Bay during her junior year and she was elected one of Dana Hills High School's homecoming princesses. Her family traveled from Dana Point to attend their ex-son-in-law's murder trial. O.J.'s youngest kids live with the former in-laws there now.