(AP) Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has acknowledged using steroids during his years as a champion bodybuilder, said he does not regret using steroids the performance-enhancing drugs.
In an interview to be broadcast
Sunday, the Austrian-born former actor told George Stephanopoulos: "I
have no regrets about it, because at that time, it was something new
that came on the market, and we went to the doctor and did it under
Schwarzenegger has acknowledged taking steroids, but pointed out that they were legal at the time.
were experimenting with it. It was a new thing. So you can't roll the
clock back and say, 'Now I would change my mind on this,'" he said.
former seven-time Mr. Olympia said he would not encourage drug use
because it sent the wrong message to children. But he said he had no
problem with bodybuilders taking nutritional supplements and other legal
substances to improve their performance.