Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

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Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports
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Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed not only because of the unfairness of them but also because of the damages it can do to the athlete and others around them. Drugs like steroids can cause you to have mood swings and psychological problems. Along with psychological problems it can cause health problems and body changes. Above all that it is very illegal and comes with great punishments for the use and trafficking of them. Even though it is helpful for sports and easy to acquire they are still illegal and dangerous. Drugs will mess with your brain and rewire your personality and body systems. Use of these drugs are definitely not the type of people we want representing our
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Because of this there is heavy fines jail time and horrible consequences for the use of anabolic or any type of steroid. Evan just for carrying the drug you can receive a maximum offense of one year in jail and a one thousand dollar fine for the first offense. The maximum penalty for a first time use of steroids is five years in prison and a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine. Although that sounds like a lot the maximum amount for this crime is 10 years in prison and a half a million dollars, that’s double the amount from your first time. Steroids are considered such a dangerous drug that these penalties are huge and states Even have their own laws added on to federal laws for the use of anabolic steroids. In the MLB A player's first positive test for steroids results in an automatic 50-game suspension without pay. A second positive test results in a 100-game suspension without pay. A third positive test results in a lifetime ban from the sport all together.in the NFL 12,000 tests are conducted during the season, including 10 randomly selected players from each team in every week of the season for the use of anabolic steroids. Also in the NFL a player's first positive test results in a 4-game unpaid suspension (players lose both their salary and a portion of their signing bonus). A second positive test results in an 8-game suspension without pay. A third positive test results in a 12-month unpaid suspension and after your fifth use you are banned from the sport for life. Using performance enhancing drugs in sports is horrible for you and heavily penalized but people still tend to think it will make them better but in the end will ruin them in many ways which is why it became illegal in the first place. (Conclusion
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