Steroid use escalated during the 1990’s and continued to grow. What made it very obvious that players were using steroids was that their physical appearance drastically changed and
To start off steroids and performance drugs should not be used by athletes because it can destroy your body and cause major health problems. “Despite well-documented evidence that steroid abuse is dangerous, athletes are willing to risk their bodies, and perhaps their lives, for a competitive edge”(Steroids: An Overview). Like I said athletes want to do these drugs so they can get to the top of there game and so the fans will stayed hooked to them but this will lead to health issues like death and other problems(Steroids: An Overview). “The International Olympic Committee banned doping in 1967, following cyclist Tommy Simpson 's death in the Tour de France”(Porterfield, 17). So yes doping in sports can
“Before steroids, records were made to be broken. Now they’re stolen,” is a quote that many know. The number of athletes who use steroids is staggering. First of all, the health effects could create huge problems for the athletes. Next, the consequences for using steroids are huge. Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences.
If athletes take steroids then your team and yourself can be eliminated from the event if caught taking steroids because it gives unfairness to other players and teams. Many teams and players have bein eliminated from special sports events such as Russia, Usa and Many more teams have been banned from the olympics, also many players like a canadian runner named johnsen ran 100m in 9.79 seconds but later striped from his gold medal after testing positive after and anabolic test. Another scenario is when one russian swimmer was tested positive after an anabolic test and his whole team of 100 swimmers were also banned from the summer olympics of 2016. One player can affect a whole team because that is punishments for taking steroids to improve your game. Manny athletes hate versing athletes that dope in sports that 's why there is punishments for doping in
Fans go to games to watch superhuman athletes play, not average ones. McGwire and Sosa generated so much fanfare because they did the impossible. Only years later, Barry Bonds astounded fas around the world, as he broke McGwire’s record. As the great Vince Lombardi once said “Defense wins games, offense sells tickets.” With the absence of steroids, pitchers are taking over the game; by using steroids a player is able to reach his full potential. Dr. LIncoln Allison argues that in truth, steroids are not really “cheating”, they are just a way to bring out the full ability from a player. “A sportsman or woman who seeks an advantage from drugs just moves up to the level appropriate to his or her underlying ability”(107). She suggests that we deal with other, much greater problems, before worrying about teroid issue, ”In general, the risk to health from performance-enhancing drugs is considerably less than that from tobacco or alcohol, and we ought not to apply paternalistic moral assumptions to sport that we are not prepared to apply to the rest of
Steroids can cause many health issues, “including “steroid rage,” the development of male characteristics in female athletes, heart attacks, and greatly reduced life expectancy (The Database Book. 2009).” Steroids could also ban you from playing ever again. The first time a player is tested positive they are put on an eighty game suspension, second positive test will put the player on a 162 game suspension, which is the whole season including postseason, and a third positive test will ban the player from Major League Baseball for life. Steroids also give the player an unfair advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. “The sport badly needs to restore the public’s confidence in the purity of competition. A step in this direction is the new drug testing program that was negotiated and approved by the owners and players for the 2005 season. It is far more comprehensive, intrusive, and punitive than the 2002 program that it replaced. Time will tell whether the new program will rid the sport of the blight which allows juiced-up players to achieve phony records that overshadow authentic accomplishments (Staudohar. 2005).” All players work hard everyday, but the ones who are taking steroids to get ahead faster are just cheating themselves. Although, there could be a brighter side to steroid use. If a player is taking steroids to become a power hitter, they could be
For years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
In order to better understand all aspects of steroid use throughout professional level sports, the counter side must be addressed. In many sports leagues we can see that steroid policies are being taken control of because so many professional athletes are being penalized for taking PEDs. The MLB is now issuing three times as many drug tests compared to 2003 and these tests detect steroid use up to two weeks prior to the testing. The NFL drug tests every player
In “Cheating and CHEATING” by Joe Posnanski, he is responding to Pete Hamill and arguing against him, unlike Moller’s article that is a personal experience. Posnanski tells facts on cheating in the baseball games such as “Leo Durocher and the Giants, who rigged an elaborate sign stealing system”(556).He mentions drugs and tells just what he’s read about which is the good and the bad side of them. His article is centered on Willie Mays as it should be as a response with him being the focus. Moller on the other hand, author of “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals” had actually taken Ritalin a handful of times to study with and personally felt the effects kick in “hypersensitized, stuffed-up, sweaty, wide-eyed mess, but I studied until I heard the birds chirping. And I aced my test” (Moller, 545).He sees personally the pull of drugs to perform better in scholarly work for himself and understands personally why the baseball player’s would do the same. The down side and health effects almost seemed to not matter when one is doing so well in their career or life. He talks about different types of performance enhancing drugs that he or his friend used and why they are prescribed. Moller says there is Ritalin, its effects already mentioned above, steroids which Alex used as well as not just a drug and just to get ahead “resin on his baseball “ that hides substances that effect the movement of the ball(Moller,550).There are other drugs too that he mentions from pro athletes such as Adderall and andro. He also shares that “after Ritalin was outlawed in MLB, the number of baseball players being diagnosed with ADD jumped
Alex Rodriguez used steroids as an early as highschool, and continued to used HGH even when he joined the Yankees. HGH (Human Growth Hormones) cause nerve, muscle,
For many people, gaining a competitive edge is crucial in one 's success, even if it comes at a cost. In modern professional and amateur sports, the introduction of performance enhancing drugs has dramatically changed the nature of the game. Arthur Caplan, author of A Shot in the Rear: Why Are We Really against Steroids?, presented argumentative reasons from both supporters and objectors of steroid use. While Caplan attempted to use persuasive appeals, the lack of sources used combined with a poor structure severely weakened his argument.
About the same time that I met Bonnie I was also introduced to an element of major league baseball of which I had heard of, but knew very little about. It became part of the professional game long before I arrived and became more widespread over the course of my career. I am referring to the use of "greenies," tiny green pills, which were the popular PED (performance enhancing drug) of the time. Commonly known as speed or amphetamines, this drug was given to military personnel during World War II to help them work efficiently and stay alert. However, they later showed up in baseball clubhouses and were taken by players to sharpen reflexes and boost energy levels. There were ballplayers who claimed that greenies were good for everything from
Pete Rose is infamously known for gambling on baseball games during the season. When players gamble on athletic events, a player may intentionally play terrible or intentionally influence the outcome of the game to the way they placed their bet, (Kennedy 49). While Rose was a manager it was often believed that he “overused Rob Murphy”, due to him placing many bets on his team to win. The desire to win the bet pushed Rose’s decisions to do what was best for the money instead of focusing on the long season. The Pete Rose case is important to steroids because Pete Rose was banned from baseball on Aug. 24, 1989, (Verducci 67). Rose was banned for betting on the game of baseball, which is prevalent in America. However, players who continue to abuse steroids are given opportunity after opportunity to clean up their acts, but some of the athletes end back in the same situation as they were before. The suspensions increase as the number of offenses increases, but after a while Bud Selig should possible consider banning players due to them continue to taint the game. According to Michael Shermer, “Athletes have a huge incentive to dope.” In Shermer’s article, he discusses the small chance that athletes have of getting caught with using steroids. Also, he explains how using steroids can make you a millionaire but if you do not use them then “you
Many people see steroids as a bad thing, but some medicines that doctors give to us contains anabolic steroids. We asked the question should we use steroids or should we ban the use of steroids. A list of articles i found tell tell us and argue about the use of steroids and the types of steroids. We see them as a negative thing but some of us need them for our daily lives.
Alex Rodriguez has been receiving a lot of attention he has been known for his skills on the ball field but recently got caught using steroids.Alex Rodriguez became a home run champ and a three-time MVP during his years with the Texas Rangers New York Yankees until he was suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance-enhancing drugs.This research will analyze why athletes dope in sports and how it negatively affects the athlete 's health.