Athletes think that performance enhancing drugs level out the playing field and let all of the current athletes compete on the same level. This only will make things worse than they already seem. Currently there are players who trained day in and day out, putting in hard work every hour of the day, compete on the same level, and go the extra mile for the sport they love. They all compete to be the supiroror athlete but these are the ones that are being pushed to the side and not receiving any credit for their achievements. Athletes who use performance enhancing drugs have a huge advantage over athletes who don’t.
Steroids in Professional Athletics Just take the shot! It will help you this season; you will be able to do things that you never would have thought possible. Will taking steroids really help your performance as a professional athlete? Many professional athletes find that this is the best way to enhance their athletic abilities but it only promotes physical damage in the long run. If the use of steroids isn't stopped by professional leagues it just shows that they don't care about their athletes and will continue to watch many of them drop like flies from physical damage caused by steroids.
Also, in my opinion, athletes should be expected to perform based upon their natural abilities, opposed to abilities enhanced by anabolic steroids. Ultimately, anabolic steroids should continue to be illegal in professional sports due to their major health risks and the unfair advantage they serve players. Those who believe the use of anabolic steroids should be allowed in professional sports have numerous arguments for those in opposition. Professional sports leagues have tried to stop the use of steroids by drug testing players and punishing those who do not pass. A number of major athletes, such as Lance Armstrong, have been stripped of their athletic accolades due to discoveries of drug use.
Athletes should be required to take a drug test if they plan on performing in the Olympics. Athletes that use drugs should be punished in some kind of way. It is not fair to the athletes that are true to themselves and their teams: they will punish their team, their life and their career. Athletes that use drugs while they are involved in a sport can possibly ruin their careers. Many Olympic athletes have almost ruined their career due to using performance-enhancing drugs.
An issue with this idea is that some athletes have been known to unknowingly take steroids that were banned from their respective sport (i.e. Rafael Palmiero). However, if an athlete were to be put in that position, it would need to be proven that he/she in fact unknowingly took illegal steroids. Otherwise, that athlete should follow the same penalty as those who knowingly and blatantly take steroids. Works Cited ESPN.com news services.
Rex Lakey Political Science Mr. Pierce 5/13/2014 Congressional Investigation of Steroids in Sports Steroid use in athletics has been a commonplace since the mid 1950’s. It is no secret as to why many athletes choose to use anabolic steroids. Steroids increase testosterone levels and help digest dietary proteins to increase muscle mass. Athletes face many health risks by taking steroids to increase their strength and maximize their performance. It is illegal to use performance enhancing drugs of any kind in sports but fierce competition to become the best forces some athletes to turn to steroid use in order to stay on top.
In today’s society there are many pressures to be the best athlete and to look a certain way. Nobody wants to take second place, or look scrawny and wimpy. People want to be the winner and want others to turn their heads to look at them when they walk into a room. The fastest and easiest way to do that is to take steroids. People take steroids to be bigger and better at sports and also improve physical appearance.
The History of Steroids Ever since there were sports, athletes get more competitive by the day. For example, in the early 1930s, when steroids where discovered, one of the goals for scientists was to create testosterone to increase men’s growth development due to the lack of hormones. When World War II occurred, scientists discovered that the synthetic form of testosterone, they created could be used for soldiers to ga... ... middle of paper ... ...hlete would be the player with high potential, hard training,, and good choices. Legalizing steroids in sports can work and be used safely with the proper care and management. Conclusion In brief, steroids should be legalized in professional sports for they can make the games a more exciting experience for society.
The players that take PED’s will hit more homeruns than the average player and have an advantage in everything else like speed and strength. If the ... ... middle of paper ... ...l substances like PED’s should be banned from all sports and especially for baseball because as a fan its hard to watch the sport and not knowing if the player your watching is playing natural or with enhancing drugs. Every sport should be drug free and enforced more with stricter rules and consequences. Seeing a sport get ruined by drugs is sad and should be fixed immediately. Talent isn’t talent if you’re using a drug to help you get an advantage over other athletes.
Steroids are not any less minor a penalty than other illegal drugs. Yes athletes do have a right to privacy like all other citizens, but by playing professional sports they are putting themselves at risk of losing privacy and they know it. Whenever you become famous you still have your rights, but with those rights athletes still must accept responsibility for all rights, not only the ones they want to have to protect themselves. Texas law states that penalties for possession of any prohibited substance are based on the weight of the substances in grams. (Steroid.com) The only reason steroids would be legal is by a doctor’s prescription, because of the numerous health risks you take while using steroids.