12/16/2007 02:49:00 PM

A-Rod To Appear On 60 Minutes

Posted by Mark McCray |

Alex Rodriguez speaks to Katie Couric in a 60 Minutes interview to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Interview Preview from CBSNews.com:
While former player and admitted steroid user Jose Canseco was saying the Mitchell Report was "laughable" because it did not accuse Alex Rodriguez of using steroids, Rodriguez was telling Katie Couric he has never used them and has been tested numerous times for them.

Asked by Couric whether he has ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance, "No," says Rodriguez. He gave the same answer to Couric's follow-up on whether he had ever been tempted to use them.

Replying to former Sen. George Mitchell’s statement yesterday that his report should be a call to action for baseball fans, Rodriguez says, "I think baseball's done a fine job of implementing some very strict rules. I mean, I got tested eight or nine times. I know some of my teammates got tested, you know, seven, eight…times," he tells Couric. "And, you know, if you think about where the game is today versus where it was six years ago, I think major league baseball has made some nice strides."

The all-star slugger also talks about his career, his awkward negotiations before re-signing with the Yankees and his life with his wife, Cynthia, who also appears in the interview.

Here is a little video preview of the interview.

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