Cheating In Professional Sports

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A professional baseball team that had fans who admire and supported has changed the way we look at all sports. In 1919 Black Sox was one of the greatest team in the National Baseball League (NBL), and they were determined to throw the World Series for extra money. This huge scandal involved the great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams, infielders Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles "Swede" Risberg, and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. The day before the Sox players left to Cincinnati for the World Series on September 29, the players met with Sullivan and Evans, Arnold Rothstein 's assistants (he set up the fix), and demand $80,000 in advance, but only received $40,000 (Linder). …show more content…
It’s not only throwing away a game for money, or deflating a football to score a touchdown, or putting substances on a baseball to make it hard for the batter to hit, but one of the most common way of cheating is using illegal substances for better performance. Many major national and international sports association has tried to banned the use of drugs; however, a massive amount of athletes are still getting away and continue to use them. Various cases in sports seems to confirm the problem is fairly widespread. Athletes who are using drugs know the consequences from previous players who been caught. Although it 's difficult to know which players are enhancing the use of illegal substances, we should ban those who were caught …show more content…
Rules define what is allowed or not allowed to occur during situations on and off the court. In the Olympics, athletes who are or have participated agreed to all the rules and have accepted to follow them (De). Due to the fact that a tremendous amount of athletes are using drugs, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is suggesting to give lifetime ban on any who uses illegal substances (Haugen). Some of the same rules the Olympic has applies to professional sports as well, so when doing drugs athletes aren’t only breaking a team rule but a world wide one as well. Harsh penalties are needed for athletes who are caught using drugs (Scherer). It’s not just about putting someone in jail or suspending from a few games, the problem has become greater and will not stop to grow if it keeps getting ignored. American sport leagues tried to put a stop to drug abuse by creating the World Anti-Doping Association, WADA, and punish athletes, but seemed to have little effect since scandals still continue (Moore). Many professional athletes in the past have use drugs but they will not be the last to break the rules. Most athletes have the chance to come clean and say that they are cheating because they are using illegal substance, but instead they decide to deny the truth and face the harsh consequences when they fail the drug tests

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