Charlie Sheen Took Steroids to Prepare for His Role in 'Major League'

Robert Knapel@@RobertKnapel_BRCorrespondent IJune 30, 2011

Steroids are a problem in the Major Leagues and they have been for years. But until recently, we did not know that steroids were a problem for the movie Major League.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Charlie Sheen spoke about the famous baseball movie. Sheen played one of the movie's main characters, Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn.

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

The former star of Two and a Half Men also mentioned that they did give him a little bit of 'roid rage. Sheen also said that he took steroids because of his ego. He wanted to be able to throw the ball harder and to look bigger.

Sports Illustrated reporter Chris Nashawaty also asked Sheen if he thought that players were still using steroids today. Sheen responded with an interesting proposal that he believed would make the game a lot more fun for the fans. He said, "You should be able to have one guy on your team that's a total f---ing- steroid maniac. Just to make it even." Certainly, most of baseball fans, and Bud Selig would disagree with that rule.

Photo Credit: Minor League Ball

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