Schwarzenegger Says Drugs Have No Place in Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is no
stranger to athletic competition - or to steroids. And the former
champion bodybuilder says there's no place for drugs in sports
these days.

Schwarzenegger says top athletes are inspirations to young
people and to people trying to lose weight and stay fit.

The former action star says competition drives athletes to use
drugs. His advice: "Come out, be clean and say, 'Look, I used
that, I made a mistake."'

In an appearance Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the
California Republican added that not using drugs or alcohol should
always be a part of the message aimed at children in sports.

Schwarzenegger has said in the past that he used steroids in his
bodybuilding days, long before they became illegal without a
prescription.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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