"I tried it," Johnson admitted. "Me and my buddies tried it back in the day when I was 18 or 19. Didn't know what we were doing."Does that sound a lot like A-Rod's admission to anyone else? But Johnson won't be vilified the way Rodriguez has, I'm sure.
If Johnson took steroids while playing collegiate football then why would he stop when he became "The Rock" in World Wrestling Entertainment? WWE is known for its long history of steroid abuser and chairman Vince McMahon turning a blind eye to what goes on with wrestlers. That point was driven home once again last week with the death of Andrew "Test" Martin.
Obviously it wouldn't be a big shock if Johnson were using steroids while wrestling, his physique changed mightily throughout his first few years in the then-WWF.
But if congress and pundits want to argue that A-Rod, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are villains because kids look up to them, one could make the argument that "The Rock" has just as many kids who idolize him as a role model. Johnson might even have more kids looking up to him now that he has made a career in family-friendly films like "The Game Plan," "Gridiron Gang" and "Race to With Mountain."