“Athletes should be Tested for Drugs” DeVry University Summary/Reaction In the article titled “Athletes should be Tested for Drugs,” authors Lee, Deborah, Griswold and Ann. They argue that bans on use of illegal drugs in sports need to be enforced. The authors claims that the use of illegal drugs, in sports should not be justified and try to keeping the integrity of sports. People pay to view the games, but never would justify allowing athletes to break rules in obvious ways. Such as steroids, that improves athlete’s performance increasing 40 percent the chances of winning each games.
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.
Verducci makes a strong statement in his article when he states, “Steroids did to baseball what Watergate did to the presidency.” This statement shows that he strongly disagrees with steroids. Verducci also states that, “They ended what had been an organic trust in the institution, and there is no going back.” By stating this, Thomas Verducci makes it known that he feels baseball has been changed due to the use of steroids for eternity. Records were made by people devoting their lives to become the best they possibly could, not by injecting themselves with, “phony substances,” to cheat their way to the top. In the article, Verducci quotes a professional baseball player who agrees with the ways he thinks. Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, states, “I don’t think it’s legitimate.” Lidle made this statement to a Philadelphia Daily News writer.
Remember that athletes don’t take these drugs to level the playing field, they do it to get an advantage. And if everyone else is doing what they’re doing, a vicious circle simply gets bigger as stated in Pro Con.Org (2015). Therefore, performance enhancing drugs produces unfair competition among athletes. In addition, performance enhancing drugs increases the health risk of an individual who have consume it. Athletes that uses performance enhancing drugs
Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1998. Print. This book is a very good source of material because it shows why MLB athletes should or should not use anabolic steroids. The most important chapter in this book is Chapter 7 because it looks at the laws and regulations of taking steroids. It argues that if an athlete fails a drug test that they can be banned from participating in the sport
Due to the color of your skin or ethnicity, a police officer should not stop a person and ask for their documentation. Although the passing of the law has generated a lot of controversy, it has created the opportunity for national debate for a uniform federal law for all the states. The Arizona Immigration Law prevents undocumented workers from making a living. Many of the illegal aliens have come to America to work and support their families. America is a gateway to the removal of all their suffering.
It has been not only a hobby for me; but a way of life. Steroids is a highly discussed and controversial issue that is often associated with body building; and I wanted to do an in-depth analysis to decide if the benefit would outweigh the risk- especially in regards to my own body. Anabolic steroids can be defined as synthetic hormones which boost the body’s ability to produce muscle as well as prevent muscle breakdown. Athletes therefore use them hoping to enhance their abilities. Research has shown that these steroids can harm kids who are developing.
The U.F.C. empowers American youth to take violence to another level because their idols are influencing them to believe it is acceptable to engage in this type of unmonitored, uncontrolled fighting. Dana White founder of the U.F.C. was inspired to recreate a new sport that would take the place of boxing. This sport incorporates more action, blood, and millions of fans that pay large sums of money to be entertained by all the violence.
Not only are voting rights taken but other thing like serving in juries, felons cannot participate in due to their incarceration even if the crime is petty. The Sentencing project says “Most states disenfranchisement laws provide that conviction of any felony or crime that is punishable with imprisonment is a basis for losing voting rights” (The Sentencing Project. Losing the Vote). So just that fact that someone has stolen something like candy out of a store they have to lose their right to vote under that states specific law. Felon Disenfranchisement laws impacts society because it discontinues voting rights for felons and always hinder a voice for the minority races due to the number of incarcerated minority
Just as a student would take a substance to focus his or her mind to help them achieve greater things in the education world, so do athletes take a medication to help them achieve greater things in the gym or on the field. I feel that his message was that our culture has made steroids out to be bad, and that something is morally wrong with taking them, yet we have no stigma attached to taking, for instance, Adderall. I feel his message was that as Americans, our idols and stars are taking steroids to get these bodies that look like Greek gods, and in the pursuit of those stars the general population has turned to steroids to chase those idols, and if possible surpass them. In this documentary he showed both sides of the argument pretty well. He showed the “gym rat” who works out every day, goes to competitions and takes steroids.