I'd say anything to try to get me out of death row too. Knowing how misinformed the general public is about steroids makes the statement a good possible scapegoat.
I can't stand how the article ends, as if just because the guy said it, it's true, but without actually coming out and saying if there's any truth to it.
Had it been a story of someone saying how using steroids intelligently, helped his overall health, the end of the article would have something discrediting the guy for saying that.
They always make sure their opinion comes across in the article one way or another.