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    Since the Mitchell Report came out Rodriguez has taken drug test and never failed any of them but when the Biogenesis scandal broke out in 2013, Rodriguez was the center of that stage. The Biogenesis scandal name more MLB players that received human growth hormones (HGH) to have an advantage over other player. Out of all of the players that were named, Rodriguez was the only one that didn’t admit to the claims against him and vowed to fight against the MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Union (MLBPA). A couple of years earlier in 2007, Rodriguez appeared on a TV interview with Katie Couric and said that he never did and never will take any kind of HGH or steroids to better his career. When news broke that MLB had hard evidence that Rodriguez very much did take HGH, Rodriguez continued to deny and stick with his story. After going back and forth with MLB and MLBPA in court about how he was targeted and he never took any steroids, Rodriguez came clean and accepted his 1 year unpaid suspension of the 2014 baseball season early in that same…

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    Rodriguez was caught using steroids, and has now been suspended for one year from the Yankees. Moller defends the use of steroids, agreeing that the average sports-loving American places athletes high above normal citizens. The author says, “I’d wager that the lure of being A-Rod is a bit more seductive than an A on that art history test” (551). Basically Moller is saying that even he used a performance enhancing drug in high school. Rodriguez was under a lot more stress and caved in to the use…

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    few decades, and possibly even before that. When you think of Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PED’s for short, you think of a drug that are considered illegal, narcotic, or even dangerous, depending on how much you use. This stuff is no joke. These drugs are also considered an abusive substance, meaning you can do more harm to other people, other than just your body. It’s scary just to even think about it. Some of these substances can include dietary supplements, prescription medications,…

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    Athletes Hall Of Fame

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    that have played the sports honestly and excelled because of their hard-earned talent to have to have their name in the Hall of Fame beside someone that didn’t do the work and didn’t put in as much effort but yet still got in. The fans are disappointed and disgusted with the athletes that use performance enhancing drugs and they are definitely vocal. When Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 baseball games in for using performance enhancing drugs, baseball fan John Santamaria is quoted as…

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    Biogenesis Scandal

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    1. Sources: http://nypost.com/2014/01/11/a-rod-biogenesis-timeline/ - This source from New York Post shows the timeline leading up to Alex 's biogenesis scandal. http://www.mlbdailydish.com/2013/3/13/4098074/biogenesis-ped-scandal-government-steps-up-investigation - This source leads up to government becoming involved with Bosch; the leader of biogenesis. 2. Background and Details Alex Rodriguez was called out among other MLB players who have proven to be linked to using…

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    Media Effects On Athletes

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    prove to be more costly than others. Rice had been cut from his team, and the negative media coverage he attained destroyed any chance of him being signed to another team. Similarly, Josh Gordon, a former superstar receiver for the Cleveland Browns, went from a superstar to nothing when he was suspended from the NFL indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy (Sessler). The receiver had been known for having problems with marijuana addiction, however his repeated abuse of the…

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    Steroids By Athletes

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    the pain away. They use this to limit the pain they endure during the event they participate in. The use of these drugs can affect them differently then they are supposed to, if the uses of the drugs are abused. These enhancers are believed to be used by athletes, amateur and professionals and needs to come to an end. The use of performance enhancers, such as Adderall and Hydrocodone, in high school athletics and professional sport, is a problem that can be eliminated by educating about the…

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    many reasons why pro athletes should be allowed to use steroids, including the fact that most Performance Enhancing Drugs are legal, Its their bodies so it should be their choice and risk, and every athlete has great pressure on them to win. Most people caught using PEDs are using completely legal ones. Most likely athletes will use HCG or others that are legal in the US(Katz,2008). The only reason PEDs are bad is because the NCAA committee , and commissioners of pro sports are making rules…

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    games trump morals and values in the minds of the fans? Apparently in today’s society it does. After coming back from a 65 game suspension for violating the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention Program, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, was not only cheered for each at bat, he was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 45,691 (Gruman). After testing positive for PEDs, then lying to the media about his use, the fans still welcomed him back with open arms. Disappointingly, this is not the only case.…

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    dominant sports in America. However, baseballs reputation and character have slightly diminished because of Performance Enhancing Drugs, also known as PEDs, used within Major League Baseball. Countless viewers are curious to know how older men who play in these baseball games are able to keep the stamina they need in order to play all nine innings. Then the thought of steroids and drugs became a theory. Before the year 1994, steroids were not so common in the baseball community, but since then,…

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