"During minor league spring training with the Red Sox in 1999, some of the other guys saw I was hurting," he said. "They told me that if I took this stuff, it would make the pain go away and cut my recovery time in half. Shoot, why not? I'm just a country boy. I didn't even think twice.
"It seemed like everybody else was doing it, so it wasn't a big deal, right?"
As my Texan mother used to say: If your friends were all jumping off the roof would you do that too? And my personal favorite from mom: If you are felony dumb enough to take something someone gives you without asking what it does to your body, then you must of been switched a birth because your not my kid..my kids aren't that stupid. It should be noted that Crawford had a short and uneventful career. He is now out of Baseball, and working on the family farm. He also admits that all the steroids and HGH that he did probably contributed to the end of his career from various injuries. I would hasten a guess that he has a gnarly bald spot as well as teeny testicles..two of the other side effects of steroid use. Tim Wakefield is quoted as saying this about Crawford: "No one forced him to take anything," Wakefield said. "I remember him not being too bright. That's what I remember about him."
Personally, the "not being too bright" part fits right in there with an asshat that will cheat and take performance-inhancing drugs that will destroy your ligaments, give you cancer in some instances and a host of other physical ailments. He had to know the consequences one would think, no matter what his IQ was..after all..their illegal in every single professional and collegiate sport there is.
He got popped under the league's alcohol and drug abuse policy in 2004.