Posted by: coastcontact | August 5, 2013

Alex Rodriguez and the Sports Drug Culture

Alex RodriguezBarry Bonds was a sports hero but he has not played baseball since 2007.  He holds many baseball records.  He was charged with using performance enhancing steroids.  He has been accused of using those steroids as early as 2000.

Bonds is not the only sports figure accused of using performance drugs. Lance Armstrong, winner of the Tour de France seven times.  He does not deny using drugs.

There is little point in listing all of the sports personalities who have been accused of using drugs.  The issue is winning and making big money.

Money is the driving force.  Owners of professional teams are aware that there is the use of drugs.  It is not a new occurrence.  This has been happening for many years.

So what is new about the Alex Rodriquez suspension?  He is quoted as saying, “I am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight this through the process.”  No denial!  The Yankees?  They are permitting him to play tonight.

You want me to attend baseball games?  You want me to support drug use?

Shame on the players.  Shame on the owners.

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