Andy Pettitte’s reputation took another shot earlier today when, via deposition, he revealed that he used human growth hormone in 2004.
Pettitte said in 2006 he never used human growth hormone or any other PEDs. Then in December is claimed only to have used it for two days in 2002.
Now he admits to also using it for one day in 2004, shortly before having elbow surgery. Pettitte’s father, Tom, supplied the drug in 2004.
“Andy had not previously mentioned this usage because he acquired the substance from his father, who had obtained it without Andy’s knowledge in an effort to overcome his very serious health problems, which have included serious cardiac conditions,” lawyer Jay Reisinger, said in a statement. “Andy did not want his father, whom he deeply respects and loves, to be brought into this matter and sought to shield him from publicity. In both cases, Andy used HGH in a misguided effort to recover from injury.”
Pettitte is expected to address reporters when he arrives at spring training. That will likely be Thursday or Friday.