Head boss of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti apparently knew about players using steroids when he was still alive.
During a jail visitation with his daughter Victoria and her son “Little John,” in 1998, John Gotti explained to his grandson why he better not be a basketball or a baseball player.
“You ain’t gonna be a baseball player or a basketball player,” said John Gotti. “Let me tell you something. To be a good baseball and basketball player, first of all, you got to be a good liar, a good lowlife, and an imbecile… You gotta take steroids. You must take steroids! And anybody that takes steroids is a garbage pail.”
In case people have forgotten, 1998 was the same year the sport of baseball featured the “Home Run Chase” with St. Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire and Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa. It was the exact season, in which McGwire had broken Roger Maris’ homerun record (61) by posting 70 homeruns in a single season.
In 2010, Mark McGwire finally came clean by admitting that he had used steroids the same year he broke the homerun record.
When people said John Gotti always had his finger on the pulse of society, they weren’t lying.
H/T: Bob’s Blitz
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