My thought used to be along the lines of "Just because you can't arrest every criminal, doesnt mean you shouldn't arrest the ones you can." If you haven't been caught using steroids in that era, I would think of you as clean. But the problem I have is people looking at guys like Bagwell and Piazza and just assuming they used. Determining that some used based on body type, and year to year statistics. So now I just don't care anymore. The era was what is was.
Regarding this story, if its true, I'm surprised at Arods carelessness. If this becomes a big story or leads to a suspension, any good left in the general perception of him is gone.