Game Of Shadows Case Study

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Barry Bonds, age 50, is a retired Major League Baseball player who played twenty-two seasons. He held multiple MVP awards, seven NL MVP awards, and fourteen all-star awards. He spent a majority of his career with the San Francisco Giants, where he was known for his hitting ability. He currently holds the record for the most career home runs in one season, seventy-three. Bonds also received eight Gold Glove trophies for his outfield performance. Barry Bonds initiated the reprimands of steroid use in professional sports. In 2003, Bonds was accused of using steroids. Around the end of the year, he testified in front of a grand jury claiming he thought he was using supplements and arthritis creams. THG (Tetrahydrogestrinone) would provide an obvious boost in performance, so many disregarded his testimony. The book Game of Shadows hurt his case significantly …show more content…

Through the late 90s and early 2000s, steroid use came into the forefront of Major League Baseball. When high school athletes see their role models abusing these drugs and getting away with it, it can cause a negative impact on their decisions. In a 2002 National Institute of Drug Abuse study, 2.5% of 8th graders, 2.5% of 10th graders, and 4% of 12th graders admitted to using steroids at some time. It is reported that 6% of athletes have used steroids, but the actual number is thought to be much higher. The negative side effects of steroids are often not shown. Steroids can harm a full grown adult’s body, and the effects are only amplified in teenagers. Anabolic steroids can have long-lasing and sometimes irreversible effects on the body. They have been linked to high cholesterol, blood clots, strokes, and musculoskeletal problems. Since steroids are a hormone like testosterone, the effects can cause a sort of hyper-masculinity in young men. The effects include pattern baldness, acne, moods swings, and shrinkage of

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