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December 15, 2007

Substance Abuse in Sports

It’s been a couple days since the Mitchell Report was released, and I’ve been doing some thinking. What can we, as a society, do to solve the substance abuse problem in professional sports? The pessimistic answer is that as long as there is money involved there will be corruption, period. In sports that translates into cheating. So in other words, no matter what penalties are imposed, or what tests are given, some athletes will continue to cheat, and some of them will find a way to beat the system.

The optimistic answer is that we can make a difference. One of the best measures of being heard is by boycotting. Simply stop going to games, stop watching games on tv, stop purchasing apparel and other merchandise of your drugged-up heroes, aka cheaters. This not only goes for baseball, but for all professional sports.

Sport is about fairness. Athletes who take artificial substances, besides ruining their health, are creating an uneven playing field. It is not fair for the honest, hard-working, clean athletes. Cheaters, whether they ingest, inject, or inhale any artificial agent or substance should be thrown out of their respective league. They should also be ineligible for the Hall-of-Fame. (by the way let’s put Pete Rose in the Hall…but that’s a whole different post).

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  1. […] Substance Abuse in Sports […]

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