John Gotti warned of steroids in baseball more than 15 years ago, telling his grandson at the time that he shouldn’t play pro ball.
Gotti, the former mob boss, made comments in a recently unearthed surveillance video from 1998, reported The New York Post.
In the profane video (warning: strong language), Gotti was talking to his grandson about not playing professional baseball.
“First of all, you got to be a good liar, a good lowlife, and an imbecile. You gotta take steroids. You must take steroids! And anybody that takes steroids is a garbage pail,” Gotti said, according to a transcript from the paper.
The child then said, “Then I’ll be a cook.”
Gotti, who was notoriously famous for rarely getting convicted, was imprisoned in 1992 and died in 2002.
1998 was the same year that Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa broke the single-season home-run record.