(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. So if steroids are just as illegal as any other drug and pose numerous health risks, how can they be acceptable for professional sports? Not only are steroids illegal in sports in this country, but the past few Olympics have had controversies over the use of steroids. The rest of the world looks down upon steroid use and considers their use illegal in sports. Many professional sports ... ... middle of paper ... ...level.
A lot of them are negative, but some are positive in the way that there should be steroids in sports. Josh Hodnik; a writer for the VPX live powerfully website claims that, “Steroids are cheating because it gives an unfair advantage to the players that are taking the drug, to the players who are not” (Hodnik). I disagree with this statement because, you cannot control someones life and what they want tot do with their life is their problem. Our society views sports differently than we think; we have such a strict mindset on the fact that winning is everything. If we change our views on just winning and just look at the athletes themselves, we maybe can get past the idea that steroids in sports is not bad.
Assessing U.S. Efforts To Protect Youths From The Effects Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports." Performance enhancing drugs should be excluded from sports because it is not fair to athletes that aren’t using it and drugging can be very harmful to the body and it can even lead to death if use too frequently. “For strength and power, the best-known drugs are probably those in the vast fami... ... middle of paper ... ... from them” according to the article "Judgments Of The Fairness Of Using Performance Enhancing Drugs." Fans will not be able to see their favorite players play if the athlete gets caught for using performance-enhancing drugs. It is also very disappointing to the fan especially when they look up to them.
(Ingram) His coach pressured him take steroids to be a star, but if Major League Baseball really cracked down on steroid use then Taylor might not have started taking steroids in the first place and he could still be alive today. Although many scholars have argued that a suspension and a fine will fix the drug problem in baseball, banning the players for life on the first offense will be a better way to stop it from continuing. Athletes often abuse this drug to help build muscle and improve athletic performance. This is illegal and dangerous to do to your body. Most athletes use steroids to gain an advantage on their opponent so they will become better than them.
Talent isn’t talent if you’re using a drug to help you get an advantage over other athletes. As a baseball fan I want the rules to be enforced more and for the league to ban any illegal substance user for life from the sport. The damage is already done when they are caught but the player ruins their team and the image of the sport. Using performing enhancing drugs is selfish and it also makes the athlete a coward because they are trying to have an advantage over their competition.
The other problems are that athletes do not get punished hard enough for failing a drug test. They get fined for pocket change and suspended for a couple of games. Drugs should be banned because they are harmful to a person’s health. The long-term effects of these drugs are outrageous. The most commonly abused drugs are steroids, ephedra, marijuana, and cocaine.
It could just be another trial by another crazed doctor, so the entire procedure would be immoral for any utilitarian because it does not maximize happiness. Without knowing the result Farber’s injections, the rule to always give consent could result in more pain than pleasure if patients refused the treatment due to the high risk of death. The rule to say it is okay to refuse informed consent because more people will go through with the injections and make advances for a wider range of people is invalid too as they are not certain a cure will certainly be found. No rule should be applied to this situation because whichever rule that is decided upon will be contradicted.
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.
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.
Either way the leagues should enforce a stricter punishment for possession of steroids which may include jail time. Steroids are a cancer to the game and should be banned. The drug is effecting the players in the past, present, and the future. Athletes who are guilty need to own up and realize how severely they are impacting the game and that they are not the only ones being effected. If a record is broken by a player who is later guilty of steroid use, their record should be taken away and not count.