Essay about Steroids in Sports: Right or Wrong?

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Steroids in Sports, Right or Wrong? “We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids have put us in the position that it's OK to cheat.” (Lou Brock). Steroids in professional sports has became a major issue and has yet to be justified. 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…show more content…
“It’s a slippery slope between allowing steroid use with proper medical supervision and eliminating anti-doping regulations. Where is the line to be drawn? Will it now be illegal to use steroids only if taken without proper medical supervision? How can proper medical supervision be proven?” Although some people feel it would be absolutely absurd to allow the use of steroids in sports, some think it’s time to just go ahead and legalize performance enhancers in sports legally. “Steroids, doping and other illicit performance enhancing drugs and treatments have become the biggest scourge of professional sports leagues, and that’s why it may be time they were made legal.” (Chris Smith) These issues regarding to performance enhancers would seem to be wiped clean if they were just made legal. Sport officials, teams, and especially players would no longer have to worry about the

inconsistency of different athletes being busted for the use of steroids. To some, it also looks as if the sport would be more fun to watch and worth more than in the past. “Not only would the playing field suddenly be even for all players, it would be at a higher level. A huge part of watching sports is witnessing the very peak of human athletic ability, and legalizing performance
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