Athletes Taking PEDs

Topics: Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball, Barry Bonds Pages: 2 (446 words) Published: October 3, 2013

Major/National league athletes are well known and well paid. Are they being paid for their natural talent? Or power the performance enhancing drugs give them? Fan are all talking about the latest athletes getting accused of using these performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). This is a very controversial topic, some believe this is okay and others think it is unethical. In my opinion athletes do not have the right to take PEDs with no consequence, they are breaking laws and using an unfair advantage in the game.

In the past year, there have been many stories about professional athletes getting caught or coming clean with using performance enhancers. Lance Armstrong was stripped of all medals after beingaccused of PEDs. He later came clean to the public, apologizing. He obviously realized he was wrong. Another more recent story is Alex Rodriguez, top paid athlete, is a part of the 20 MLB players listed to receive at least 100 game suspension if proven guilty. In the article, “MLB seeks to Suspend A-Rod, Braun” by T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez, and Mike Fish, it explains how at least 20 MLB players are under investigation for using PEDs from Tony Busch (founder of Biogenesis of America). In hopes of making a deal with attorneys Bosch, “…pledged to provide anything in his possession that could help MLB build cases against the players.” (, T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish. "MLB Seeks to Suspend A-Rod, Braun." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 05 June 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2013.) The MLB suspended 13 players, including Alex Rodriguez for 211 games based off of Busch’s records. Fans everywhere can be arguing or agreeing on this issue. In the case of lance Armstrong, not only was he stripped of medals, his Livestrong foundation dropped him as a spokesman and founder title. Was he wrong for using PEDs? Did he deserve his punishment? These are common questions fans ask each other on this issue.

People may argue performance enhancing drugs make games more entertaining and...

Cited: |, T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish. "MLB Seeks to Suspend A-Rod, Braun." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 05 June 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2013.
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