Steroids: Negative Effects On Today's Athletics

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Steroids: The Negative Impact On Today’s Athletics Chaz Short English 102 Instructor: Emily Taylor November 5, 2013 Abstract This research paper examined the negative impact steroids have on today’s athletics. Sources were used from different time periods to further prove the main arguments. Steroids have been around in sports for over 40 years. Athletes are willing to jeopardize their health and morals all for a competitive advantage that steroids can bring. Today’s athlete’s set a horrible example for a future generation of athletes. Athletes are beginning to use this drug at younger ages every single day. The lack of morals of today’s athletes is starting make people believe that good ethics may not exist in future sport…show more content…
One of the most common ways for using steroids other than for the building of muscle, is its use for it's quick healing results of inflamed or swollen joints after just a few days of use. The most well known reason for people using steroids is for the quick muscle growth (Miller, p.16). At first they were used for their ability in improving strength and stamina, but now they are known as unnatural and dangerous to the health of an athlete (Taylor,…show more content…
Between the media, coaches, and owners of sports franchises, most athletes feel they have no other option (Janofsky, p.1). It’s possible that some coaches and trainers might know about steroid use going on in their locker room. But these people realize that if some of their players use steroids for enhanced performance, in return the team as a whole will benefit. This would bring extra glory to the coach, trainer or whoever benefits from that certain team’s success. “Trainers and coaches are not educated to recognize steroid users, athletes say. But others ignore the presence of drugs in the locker room” (Janofsky, 1988
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