November 27, 2012 Why Athletes Should be Drug Tested Sports are a big part of the world. Many people idolize athletes. What people don’t think about is how the athletes are when they are not around a whole bunch of people. Have you ever wondered if your idol did drugs, such as steroids, marijuana, or non-prescribed cortisone, etc. Many people do not think about these things. You should not be allowed to use any type of drugs as an athlete unless they are prescribed to you. Illegal drugs can affect the
Random Drug Testing of Athletes http://people.oregonstate.edu/~petersp/ORST/WR121_files/argument.htm In January of 1996, six months after the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was appropriate for Oregon’s school district 47J in Vernonia, to require student athletes in middle school and high school to participate in random, suspicionless drug tests, one percent out of the 16,000 schools in the country had brought the random drug testing into their facilities. (Taylor, Robert) Even though
Free Hugs, Give Up Drugs! Do you have a favorite athlete, whether it be a family member or someone in the NFL? Have they ever gotten punished or kicked off the team for drug use, whether it be steroids or Marijuana? They get caught, most of the time, because they were tested. Athletes should get tested in schools and organizations for enhancement uses. It would be unfair to those who work hard to get where they are physically, in addition to the fact that it would both make athletes better people and
Mr. Germain English 11, A1 6 May 2013 Steroid usage in sports should be outlawed What is the number one cause of ruining a professional athlete’s career? It’s not scandals, it is anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are defined by Webster’s dictionary as “any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance
Drug Testing of Student Athletes Shauntia Clark HIS 303 Lynn Dorey August 10, 2009 Testing 2 Matt, a high school football player, was scheduled to play linebacker in a Friday night game, but a few days before Matt was hanging out with his friends and started smoking marijuana. Thursday, before the game, Matt was chosen to take a drug test. His coach approached him saying Matt could not play because the test proved that he had marijuana in his system, a depressant that the
Butterworth, 2012). Athletes dope themselves to try to build muscle to run faster and lift more weight. They believe continuing and increasing dosages would give greater benefits (Edward Dolan, 1986). There are no signs of steroid abuse right away but as years go by the signs tend to show more and more. Famous athletes and other competitors use steroids to cheats, but none of them looked at the risk of using this drug. First of all, the steroid epidemic began long ago with many famous athletes using this
Anabolic steroids are a type performance enhancing drug (PED) that can be used by athletes in the Olympics to better their strength and performance. Julian Savulescu, Bennett Foddy and Megan Clayton believe that the rule of banning performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids should be abolished. They are fighting the World Anti-Doping Agency who are wanting to preserve the ‘spirit of sport’, whereas Savulescu and his co-authors say that ‘performance enhancement is the spirit of sport’.
Why We Should Drug Test in Sports Many professional athletes of this day in age are accused of “doping,” which is the illegal use of steroids. Steroids are illegal substances that increase the effect that working out has on a person’s body, and they also have mental effects to the user. Theses substances are banned from all professional sports, but the leagues don’t always have mandatory drug tests, which allow athletes to get away with using drugs. All athletes should be drug tested at all levels
LEAGUE TESTING POLICY The National Football League's banned substance policy was created in 1987 and for many years was held up as the toughest standard in American professional sports. The NFL can perform random drug testing year round. Every player in the league gets tested at least once a year through urine sampling, and 6 times is the maximum per year. 2 times in the off-season is the maximum as well. The NFL reviews their methods every 3 months and is working on constantly upgrading their
bargaining agreement as well as the NFL Scouting Combine and Drug Testing Policy. Back in 2005, Republican Congressman Tom Davis said, “It’s (the NFL’s drug testing) a policy with tough penalties that’s getting tougher all the time, but it’s not perfect, and that’s one of the reasons we’re here today. The NFL’s testing program has come under heightened scrutiny in recent weeks” (KTVU.com). The NFL is said to have the toughest drug testing policy among all the professional sports leagues.