Drugs In Sports

March 27, 2012
By , reno, NV
Did you know that there are many professional athletes participating in sports today that are getting away with drug use? In Fact it is estimated that 95% of players in the NFL use a performance enhancing drug such as steroids. There are many drugs that athletes are taking today that are a performance enhancer. It is not only an unfair advantage, but also horrible for the sake of the athletes health. So I believe that there should be more drug tests put on to the athletes in leagues like the NFL and the MLB.

The drugs that football and baseball players are taking today are steroids, or some type of drug that enhances the buildup of muscle or gives them an unfair advantage on the field. This provides the fans with an unexciting game that isn’t based on who has the better team and more talented players, but who has more of their players loaded up on steroids. Not only does this take away the purpose of watching the game, but also 86% kid’s ages 8 to 17 watch these sports, and look up these players as if they were kings. Now do you think it is good that your child’s idol may be drug using cheater? Who knows in the future your child might think it is ok to use drugs because their favorite athlete is doing it.

These professional athletes are also getting paid a lot of money because they are doing really well in their sport, and why are they doing well? It may because they have a lot of talent and put a lot of time into training, but also a lot of it could be the use of a performance enhancing drug. So essentially they are getting paid to take drugs. The athletes that are using the drugs are increasing their talent substantially, and making the honest athletes that aren’t using the drugs look bad because they don’t hit as many homeruns or get as many quarterback sacks. Now I feel this is not how it should be. The athletes should be tested more frequently, and the ones caught with drugs should be put to a stop.

Now some people might argue that drugs in sports is good because it allows the players to get stronger and faster, causing more hard tackles and homeruns in the games. To them this makes it more exhilarating and fun to watch. Also people say that if we try to get rid of all the players using drugs, then there will be many fewer players playing in leagues like the NFL. I am not saying that the drug using players should be banned, but the league should try to do more to get them to stop taking the drugs. Maybe by putting a hefting fine on every player, and every time they test positive for a performance enhancing drug. The athletes themselves may just be using the drugs because someone told them to, and as we all know athletes aren’t the brightest crayons in the box. Now these drugs might be making them better players, but they are actually really horrible for their health. Drugs like steroids have horrible side effects that can cause liver damage, reproductive system issues, growth defects, and in some cases even give you cancer. Athletes should look into this, and the next time their coach tries to put a needle in their butt, maybe they should stand up for themselves.

Drugs in sports are bad, there is no doubt about it, all of the things they cause and ruin is bad. So folks and fans out there if you want there to be less drugs in spots, and more fair play, then let’s get some harder and more frequent drug tests in these sports. Not only is performance enhancing drugs affecting the athletes in a bad way, but they are affecting you even if you have no idea.





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