Sports Athletes Should Not Be Banned

993 WordsApr 9, 20164 Pages
In today’s world, sports have become more and more about winning than the game itself. Success within sports not only comes with status, but popularity and fame as well. The want and need to succeed in athletics has driven great athletes to take illegal measures to give themselves an edge over their competition. Performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, and ephedra alkaloids are all used by athletes to take the shortcut to success and bypass all the hard work that success takes. Although performance enhancing drugs do enhance an athlete’s performance, at the same time they do more harm than good to the human body. Some of these side effects include hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, acne, high LDL, and “roid rage” are just some of the many problems that come with PED’s. Not only do these drugs bring along many health problems but can be lethal as well. Many people believe that PED’s should be allowed because athletes are only doing it for their own good. Professional athletes are not the only ones abusing the easy way out, high school and college athletes are starting to do the same to earn a scholarship to a Division-1 school or landing that big time contract with a professional team. All in all, it’s just not the right thing to do; success from hard work is a lot sweeter than the success from cheating. Performance enhancing drugs must be outlawed in all aspects of professional sports for the future of athletics and society must recede
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