Steroids boost the intensity of the game and provide the athletes with more agility and skill to play the game, but should it be fair to allow them? This would give some players an advantage in their sport over the players who reject the drugs. If drugs are illegal in the common world, then why should athletes be able to get away with performance enhancing drugs in sports. Should professional athletes be allowed to use these drugs without breaking the rules? Some people and experts feel steroids and performance enhancing drugs have no place in professional sports.
Many professional sports ... ... middle of paper ... ...level. It is unethical to cheat record holders out of their glory through use of steroids, not to mention its illegal in numerous sports. Not only are steroids cheating in sports, but they are cheating the youth out of true role models and heroes. The youth of this nation used to be able to look up to athletes, but that is certainly out of the question with big sports names having to testify in court hearings and have arguably covered behind the scene acts to protect reputations. Why are we so fascinated and obsessed with sports?
This is not fair to the ones who are following the rules and not getting to play because of a player who is breaking the rules are getting better because of steroids not because they are deserving it. Steroids are also dangerous to take. Steroids can cause high blood... ... middle of paper ... ...eir team. Testing will be a great way to keep players from using steroids. With these test players won’t be able to get on steroids and get them out of their system before the next test.
This allows athletes to exercises faster and often without over working their body. The benefits of these performance-enhancing drugs aren’t worth it since there are more cons than pro because it can be dangerous to the human body and nobody wants to be known as a cheater. Athletes know the side effects but they ignore it due to the desire to succeed. “In response to the increased international awareness of the use of illegal PEDs, and the individual sporting associations’ apparent inability to successfully level the playing field, national governments have taken notice, and, in some cases, have instituted comprehensive national drug testing legislation for professional sport” according to "Safe At Home? Assessing U.S. Efforts To Protect Youths From The Effects Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports."
There should be absolutely no illegal drugs in sports. Marijuana and other drugs are illegal and there should be stricter punishment for drug abuse. I think that is distressing that popular organizations such as the NHL does not drug test their players. Hopefully one day in the near future drugs will be banned, at least for the sake of the players.
In my opinion, drugs in sports is a bad thing. Most athletes now and days use drugs to win, to be successful, be popular, famous, and to get scholarships. They see drugs as an advantage in receiving what they want. Athletes now and days are too caught up in taking drugs to be successful, that they don’t see how dangerous really are. They aren’t paying attention to it.
“ Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn't be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it's not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously”. That was said by the athlete Evander Holyfield, athletes should never be allowed into the hall of fame if caught using the drug it causes many long lasting or even pertinent harmful side effects.
Cortisone shots should be just as illegal as steroids are in the athletic world because injuries come with the risk of the sports. Instead what should happen is both should become legal and allowed in professional sports. This is because if steroids are illegal and not allowed in the sport, then everyone who uses steroids, even without getting caught, is a cheater and that is basically just someone lying to himself/herself. Instead of cheating and pretending to be honest, athletes should try a different approach. Instead, athletes should come out and be honest about their steroid use.
We should not have athletes as scapegoats if children are resistant and defiant. Those are responsibilities of the parents. Just because there are some bad people in sports today doesn't mean that we should generalize. We have had some bad presidents also, but we don't hate all of them. Some of them work hard to contribute something to us just like professional athletes do.
They think because they aren’t drug tested that it is okay for them to do these things and still be able to play sports. Well I think that is wrong, sports are a privilege and if you can’t follow the rules why should you be able to play? “To suggest that 60 per cent of athletes take drugs..” This many athletes take drugs and still get to do these things. In my opinion it is not fair to the athletes that handle their business properly and do what they are supposed to do. Many athletes that use drugs are the ones that are the most talented in what they do, but then when they get caught using drugs they throw all of that away.