Does David Wells Use Performance Enhancing Drugs In Professional Sports?
David Wells, a well-known pitcher, who had played in the MLB (Major League Baseball) for 20 years stated, “There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn 't make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves…” The use of performance enhancing drugs, also referred to as doping, is a highly-debated topic in sports. Athletes have been using drugs since the first Olympic games in ancient Greece. But due to medical advancements in the 20th century, doctors can now figure out if an athlete has been using illegal drugs. As of now, doping is still illegal in most sports because of the dangers to the user’s health. Also, the influence it can have on the youth and how it affects the principles of Sports.
Performance enhancing drugs at first glance seem like the greatest thing in the world. Imagine, having the potential of being a world class athlete, and the only thing you have to do is take is take a pill every other day or get a shot once a week. But the thing is, the person that wants you to use that drug will only tell you the benefits of …show more content…
(The visual on the side shows the effects of anabolic steroids) There are dozens of negative side effects, some of which are life changing. Usage by men can lead from male-pattern baldness to shrinkage of the testacies and even infertility. Women can experience excessive growth in body hair or even male-pattern baldness. Both men and women can suffer from high blood pressure, heart attacks, liver cancer, Severe acne, and increased aggression. In the book, Drugs in Sport written by D. R. Mottram, the use anabolic steroids by children,” can cause the stunting in growth, a side-effect directly related to the disturbance of normal bone growth and development.” (Mottram147). Those are just a few of the many side effects of anabolic