Should Steroids Be Allowed In Sports

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heating muscles: the use of steroids in sports A cool summer breeze flows through the air as we are impatiently waiting for the next pitch with excitement. “Crack!” The ball rockets into the air and it looks as if it could touch the stars. Another home run for my favorite Yankee, Alex Rodriguez. As he trots around the bases, the crowd screams and roars with appreciation for the man who has just won the game and continues to lift the city. Little did myself and all Yankee fans know that this would be the last time we would see him for a whole year.This would be undoubtedly the start of the end of his career. Alex Rodriguez would be convicted of illegal steroid use by Major League Baseball and was to serve one of the longest steroids suspensions …show more content…
For this dilemma, I believe that steroids should not be allowed in professional sports because it takes away from the morality of the game, it is detrimental to athletes physically and mentally, and …show more content…
By having steroids in professional sports it takes away from the morals of the game because it is a form of cheating, in which an athlete tries to get a competitive edge over their opponent. “ Baseball players who utilize artificial substances in an effort to improve their results on the field certainly intended to break the game 's rules and obtain an advantage beyond that which biology had granted them” (Goldman 27). Although television fathoms these athletes continuously, there is an intent to cheat by taking steroids. It is taking away from the true goodness and innocence of the game. All sports are founded on these values that everyone must play fairly so that we can see who the real champion is. By allowing players to take performance-enhancing drugs we are letting them achieve stardom that they do not deserve. It creates this blurry image of who is the most skilled ,and who is the best player. We don 't know who 's really playing fairly. Cheating is something that we are taught from a young age to be wrong and not moral. This should not change just because these athletes are adults and not kids anymore. If steroids are taken out of sports then a great amount of cheating is put away creating an all-around morally right

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