In high school Lyle Alzado was an awesome football player, however, in college he was afraid, that he was not big enough to be successful. Thus in 1969 he started taking anabolic steroids, both orally and by injection. His size did subsequently increase, and over the next fifteen years he played professional football for three teams; the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Raiders. However, Alzado paid a terrible price for this success his brain was effected. He began to have terrible mood swings. He described himself as a maniac, violent on the field and off it. He would get into fights, yell all the time, and slept only three or four hours a night. In 1985 at the age of thirty-six, Alzado retired from the Raiders, but
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Angela was at home watching the local news station with her two toddlers when she heard the devastating news. She was so astonished by the fact that he admitted to it after all these years that she spilt her drink on her sweatpants. While Angela watched the report she remembers Mark apologizing for using steroids, admitting when he used them, and saying that he used them for health purposes rather than getting more muscle. The New York Times reported that “He briefly tried steroids after the 1989 season but did not begin using them regularly until the winter after the 1993 season, when he was mired in a painful period of his career that included repeated trips to the disabled list, partly because of injuries to both heels”
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.
Drug abuse is nothing to look lightly on. Drugs tear down an athlete’s body, or anyone that is abusing the drug. The liver is a vital organ, which means no one can live without it. Drugs will make an abuser over work this organ and kill it and that person. Steroids give results right way that are good signs, but that athlete or human is killing things inside them that really matter.
Alzado began consuming steroids in 1969 and continued taking them, even after his retirement from the NFL. He states in his interview, “Everyone knows me as a tough, tough guy. I’ve never been afraid of anything. Not any human, not anything” (Alzado, 1991).
Many athletes in hindsight have attributed to this fact. Several Doctors have also stated this fact. One example is Lyle Alzado. Lyle was an NFL football defensive lineman who played for the Oakland Raiders. Lyle started using massive quantities of steroids when he was in college and continued to use them throughout his professional career.
Alex Rodriguez wanted to be the best, but he would have to face a challenging test. Wanting to make strive to the next level, Rodriguez met with the performance devil. Then, came the addicting performance drugs, making everyone look like little bugs.
Thesis Statement Kids are literally just dying to play football. This project is intended to dissect the reason why children playing football can sustain a traumatic brain injury. Youth football can cause traumatic brain injuries. This exposes why football is damaging to kids. Methodology The first step I took toward researching my project was, choosing a topic.
Athletes use of performance enhancing drugs has become all too common in today’s society. With many athletes testing positive for doping, sports are becoming tarnished with athletes trying to gain an unfair advantage on their competitors. Although players are tested often for such drugs, there are still many loopholes and some drugs are not detected by current systems. So what would cause an athlete to put their body at risk to gain just a slight edge on their competitor? Sports should be a test of real skill, not artificial skills given by doctors.
By allowing professional athletes to use drugs, what message are we sending out to young sports players and those who idolize their sporting heroes? Is the goal to inform them on how to cheat, or how to use your own muscle and blood to win? Performance-Enhancing drugs used by athletes can cause many health problems and create an unfair advantage to other athletes. Many of the performance enhancers used have serious health risk and allow the use of such substances could cause peer pressure to all athletes to consider using them. Athletes dreaming to improve their performance the easy way are often the first you see to start using substances; this places them at risk of the many consequences.
“For while Bonds ' alliance with the weight trainer and the nutritionist may have helped him hit 73 home runs in 2001, it also involved him in what may become sports ' worst doping scandal.” (Fainaru-Wada, Williams 2003) Barry Bonds is now the hitting instructor for the Miami Marlins. Barry Bonds to this day still denies ever using
Every year the size of players ascends and these abusers continue to get away with little to no punishment. Highly sought after high school recruits turn to these to put on size before their first season of college football and collegiate players use them to prep for their possible future in the NFL. Due to the lack of testing, the upside for student-athletes to juice has almost become greater than the latter. Particularly in high school, the chance of a player actually getting busted does not deter them from cheating and trying to pack on excessive amounts of muscle. Every year parents lose kids that have thought they needed steroids to get bigger or improve their image.
She found that Olympic athletes, in general, believed that most successful athletes were using banned substances.¨ There will be no reason to play the sport anymore if people cheat.thomas ¨H. Murray, PhD, President of the Hastings Center, in the chapter¨ "Sports Enhancement" ¨published in the 2008-2009 From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center
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. Is doping in sports bad for your health? While I was doing my research I found “There are many risks such as severe acne,increased risk of tenditis, tendon rupture and high blood pressure”(mayoclinic).
Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences. First of all (transitions), reports show that athletes that use steroids have a number of health issues. According to www.drugabuse.gov , all steroid users could get liver damage, heart disease, changes in cholesterol, and weight loss. While (conjunctions) males will develop breast, have shrinking testicals,
The article tries explain how an athlete can get PEDs for therapeutic use, it also explains the limitations of this process. It also tries to explain that the reasons that may sway athletes to take illegal PEDs are very complex, these factors range from peer pressure to misleading information on PEDs to many other factors. In addition, the article also examines the dangers of the use of PEDs from a health stand point and a professional stand point. This article I believe provides valuable information for my research as I am trying to formulate the many reasons why an athlete would use performance enhancing