If MLB or fans holds interest to whether or not a player will own and admit that he took PEDs in the thinking that taking responsibility matters, they will need to look twice at this statement.
This is the statement Dee Gordon made.
1. Note passivity
2. Note "ingested"
3. Note the need to include passed tests
4. Note the need to include "prove this"
By introducing this length of time (career), it is a signal that he is thinking of steroids and his career, suggesting that this was not a single, recent event.
He does not lie outright and say "I ingested" but that tests show. Tests can be wrong. This is a good example of someone who avoids a direct lie, but is deceptive. He uses "ingested" with the hope that this will be interpreted as "I ingested" but it is not his assertion.
Interesting side note: the failed test was for a combined substances that require a large needle to inject.
From NY Post:
“I have no idea how it got into my body.” Well, if any of these guys really loved the game, they would tell MLB investigators where they are getting it. Then, at least one venue would be shut down and some better ideas of how the cheaters are cheating would be given to the good guys, so the cops would not always be so far behind the villains.