Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Marvin Benard admitted he used steroids during the 2002 season when the Giants reached the World Series.
Bernard, who retired in 2003, was in the Bay Area for a reunion of the Giants’ 2000 NL West champion team.
Bernard, now 40,Â had justÂ 131 plate appearancesÂ during the 2002 season and did not appear in the Series. He retired after the 2003 season.
He first told theÂ San Francisco ChronicleÂ he had taken steroids to deal with a knee injury and hopes it will be a lesson for his son.
“To be honest with you, it was an embarrassing moment that you can’t take back,” Benard said. “When you’re playing you do some dumb things, thinking, ‘This is going to help me.’ You realize later on they were stupid.”
Benard’s name was mentioned in the Mitchell report released in 2007.