A-Rod faces reporters

TAMPA, Fla. - (AP) - Alex Rodriguez has offered new details abouthis performance-enhancing drug use, saying his cousin injected himwith an over-the-counter substance to gain an energy boost.

The New York Yankees star says using the banned drug that hesays he obtained from the Dominican Republic was a "stupidmistake."

Rodriguez met the media Tuesday, 10 days after SportsIllustrated reported that he tested positive in 2003.

Rodriguez started his news conference by reading from a preparedstatement. At the end, he paused for 37 seconds, turned to histeammates and said "thank you." Sitting in the front row wereDerek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada.

To view video from the press conference, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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