Athletes abusing steroids in professional sports is a conversation that has been spoken about ever since their discovery. From baseball, basketball, to mixed martial arts, there have been countless cases in where a sport icon has been caught with a banned substance and has faced serious consequences. Athletes can lose anything from sponsorships, scholarships and even fan support, which is believed to be an integral part of creating the individual's image. But what do those who aren't athletes, who are fans of the sport, think of those who willingly use performance-enhancing drugs, PEDs, to cheat their way to the top? While many are against it, there are those who think … [Read more...] about PEDs in Sports, What Does the Public Think?
By Diara Fowler |Contributing Writer| The use of steroids and other performance enhancers among athletes, especially collegiate athletes, seems to be an increasing issue. When it comes to being an athlete, competitiveness is a natural trait. However, there are times when an athlete is suddenly injured only days before an important game, or interested in gaining more muscle quickly. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has a strict no doping policy. Doping is when an athlete injects or orally consumes an illegal substance. This past year the program has tested over 61,000 athletes in over 300 different college campuses, according to Forbes. Androgenic steroids … [Read more...] about Substance abuse among college athletes
By Mackenzie von Kleist |Staff Writer| Needles, muscles and money, oh my! With many high paying professional athletes getting caught using performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) like Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds, it’s really not a shock that this sports era has been coined the “steroid era.” But exactly why are so many athletes guilty of using them? Bodybuilders and athletes often use anabolic steroids to build muscles and improve athletic performance. But using them this way is not legal or safe. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked with many health problems. However, steroids are still prevalent in the professional sports world, but how is this affecting the young … [Read more...] about Tainting the name of the game