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Charlie Sheen: I used steroids in "Major League"

Sheen, center, watches a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins on Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Miami.
AP Photo/J Pat Carter
Sheen, center, watches a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins on Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Miami.
AP Photo/J Pat Carter

Winning.

It's Charlie Sheen's most beloved catch phrase. But apparently, "winning" on the set of "Major League" was accomplished with the help of steroids.

That's right. Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the hit 1989 movie long before his goddess-laden, rant-filled existence of recent history, has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while filming the movie.

The revelation comes courtesy of Sports Illustrated, which recently interviewed the cast and crew of the seminal sports movie.

"[L]et's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit," Sheen said. "It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f---. My fastball went from 79 to like 85."

Talk about image-shattering bombshells. If you can't trust Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn as portrayed by Charlie Sheen, then who can you trust in the world of sports and entertainment?

Presumably Congress will not hold a hearing on this revelation.

  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith is a senior editor for CBSNews.com