Roger Clemens is set to give congressional investigators a sworn deposition about his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs. Pettite already gave his deposition publicly admitting to receiving Human Growth Hormones in 2002. Most of the Mitchell report is on interviews, which cannot be concluded as true or false. No one would ever be able to know whether the 700 people that Mr. Mitchell interviewed are telling the truth or just trying to get their hands clean and get out of any disciplinary action towards them. It appears as though most sports enthusiasts are opposed to the use of steroids in sports due to the mass amounts of trials which have come about in recent years, however I think that steroids are not exactly hurting the game because the only ones they really hurt are the players in a medical sense.
Tyler Smith March 2, 2012 English 122-021 W.C. - 1016 Steroids in Sports The use of steroids in sports has not only diminished the names of some of the players that have used them, but have somewhat lessened the interest in the sports involved. The use of these drugs has brought up the topic of cheating in sports and that is exactly what it is. In Peter F. Martin’s article “Destroyed”, he emphasizes the fact that use of these performance enhancers is cheating and has substantial consequences involved after using them. Just the word steroid when talking about sports implies cheating to me. The fact that someone is willing to put these chemicals into their system to make them better and stronger at what they do is immoral.
Once one has done this, it is easy to tell that steroids shouldn’t be legalized. While the thought of stronger, faster, and more elite athletes does spike ones interest, the negative effects seem to outweigh the positives. When one takes into consideration how easily influenced the youth of America is by professional athletes, it is undeniable that teens will most likely begin using steroids to become more like the players they idolize. Steroid use in teens has been proven to cause addiction and even suicide and that seems like a rather large price to pay just to increase athletic performance. Aside from the negative influence, the negative health effects that come along with steroids can be dreadful.
Nick Labowitz June 20, 2012 Paper #2 A Community Issue The Cheat of Looking Good Steroids can make you the man you have always dreamed; it can defy genetics and is simply a cheat code for anybody builder. Genetics determine what our body types will be and what we have a disposition to in our physical appearance. The point of this paper is that body builders want to alter their physical shape and if genetics interfere, steroids may help them to change their physical selves. Steroids are illegal drugs and should not be used by any group of people. Drug use is a thing that affects every community in one way or another.
Robert LaBarge Rhetoric The Question of Sports Enhancing Drugs I believe that sports enhancing drugs like Anabolic steroids should be allowed in sports. To start, the term “steroids” is often misused and generalized as any performance enhancing drug, yet steroids are technically synthetic versions of hormones that your body produces naturally. Anabolic steroids are the class that gets all the negative attention. Anabolic steroids are made from the male sex hormone testosterone, which tells the body to increase muscle size and strength and helps to recover from workouts faster. When someone says the word “steroids” our head is bombarded with negative connotations of cheating and destruction of one’s body.
To name a few; Marion Jones, Jose Canseco, and Roger Clemens. Steroids can be harmful, they can destroy lives, and careers if not used properly. I feel steroids are unnecessary. If you have to use drugs or any other legal substances to perform better, you are a fraud In this paper I will try to express to you the dangers of steroid use. Marion Jones was a world renounced Olympic track and field star.
First & Last Name: Abram Watson RDG 120 - Section#:512 Date 12/1/10 Claim In the article “Should Drugs Be Legalized?” by William J. Bennett, the claim is drugs should not be legalized because it would increase drug use, crime and ruin lives. Bennett refutes pro-legalizer’s arguments that the legalization of illicit drugs will 1) take the profit out of its sales and 2) dramatically reduce crime. In his opening remarks Bennett disagrees with those who favor legalization of drugs because they feel it is hopeless to fight against it. In paragraph 1 on page 7 he gives the key works” flawed, fatalistic ,hopeless and bankrupt the legislating” proponents use these arguments for legalizing various drugs. The claim is explicit.
Its medical use must be approved before scientists can gain research to make a decision. “The science on medical marijuana remains unacceptably thin, largely because a drug-war mind-set has kept the U.S. government from commissioning research that could give insight into its efficacy” (“To Clear”). Even California rejected the proposition of recreational marijuana because of the uncertainty behind it. In addition, once medical marijuana gains approval, the cause for recreational legalization lacks victims for which people have sympathy. Society feels compassion towards those with illnesses that need the drug, but they will not feel remorseful towards people seeking a high.
Taran Patel Period 5 3-9-09 “Steroid Abuse in Major League Sports” In discussions of Major League sports, one controversial issue has been the use of performance enhancing drugs. While on one hand league commissioners want the game to be fair, and to have players of natural talent only, On the other hand commissioners don’t want to ruin the image of their league and lose their entire loyal fan base due to the fact that many major players use steroids to enhance their performance. That is why in my opinion I believe that stricter drug testing policies should be enforced. The result of these tests should also be kept private and all consequences for failing should remain private in order to keep the good image of the sport. When it comes to the drug testing policies in sports, nobody comes close to being as strict
Research has proven that neither patients nor doctors are taking unreasonable advantage of the doctor assisted suicide laws in place in Washington and Oregon. As far as the law leading to the deaths of the poor and disadvantaged, this has been proven not to be true; it is just pure speculation. The laws allowing doctors to assist with suicide for the terminally ill will prevent the failed attempts that some physicians are trying to perform at this time. With all of the medical advances in the world today, making it possible for the terminally ill to live much longer, there needs to be an option for the patient. Doctor assisted suicide definitely needs to be legalized in all of the states in America.