2007: A-Rod denies doping on "60 Minutes"

Here's what New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez told 60 Minutes in 2007 about accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs

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Today, Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In 2007, Rodriguez appeared on 60 Minutes to tell his side of the story.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez removes his batting gloves after grounding out for the third out in the bottom of the eighth inning in the Yankees' baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kathy Willens

In that interview (excerpted in the video player above), Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs and said he was never even tempted to use them.

"Getting big and being stronger was never my problem," he said. "I have never felt overmatched on the baseball field....I'm just trying to be the best I can with the ability that God gave me."

Rodriguez has played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez currently ranks 5th in career home runs and is considered one of the greatest sluggers in the history of baseball.