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    “I am not a role model and just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” Players break laws, and behave poorly, but are forgiven due to their talents. Riddick Bowe, punched an opponent during a press conference, Alex Rodriguez used drugs to enhance his playing, and Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem. This is not the type of example children should be looking up too. Youths are influenced by professional…

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    situations are glamorized in the media when it involves someone famous. One example is back in 2013 when New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, was suspended by Major League Baseball (MLB) for violation of their Perfomance Enhancement Drug (PED) policy. It was repeorted that Rodriguez took Human Growth Hormones (HGH) to gain an advantage to counter his growing age. With this hormone Rodriguez would be able to increase his muscle mass at a much quicker rate, which in turn would make it easier for…

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    chances to stop using the drugs if they were to get caught. So my opinion is that sports official should ban players for a lifetime if they were caught using “ped” twice in their career. I say this because it's a patterned cycle with athletes like Alex Rodriguez, Jon Jones, Justin Gatlin and etc, not trying to disrespect certain athletes but it seems like more than 50% athletes who use the drugs end up using the drugs again because of them knowing they will get away with it. Therefore the only…

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    "Report: Alex Rodriguez Admits to Using Steroids - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, 05 Nov. 2014. Web. 22 July 2015. . Freudenrich, Craig, and Kevin P. Allen. "How Performance-enhancing Drugs Work." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 July 2015. . Pena, Rene. "The Danger…

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    Drug Abuse In Sports

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    Drug Abuse in Sports The nature of sports is the passion and desire to win, the habit of competition is second nature to us humans and many athletes would do anything to come out on top of their opponents. However, the decision is up to us to choose whether we want to make the right decision or wrong. Majority of athletes would take the time and improve by working hard this being mentally and physically, however, there are some athletes who would rather take the easy way out and use drugs to…

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    sporting career, just to try and get an edge over other competitors without earning it. In an article from the New Zealand herald about drugs being used in schoolboy rugby, A documentary about Lance Armstrong and his troubles, A youtube video about Alex Rodriguez and a news story about Nadzeya Ostapchuk. From the recent signing of school boy phenom Reiko Ioane to the super rugby team Auckland Blues also a member of the 2015 New Zealand sevens team, a member of the 2015 New Zealand maori rugby…

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    versatility has earned him a huge fan base. Derek Jeter: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2) jenhoffer.sportsblog.com Number One: Richest: Alex Rodriguez He makes about $33 million every year playing for the Texas Rangers. The guy is the most popular player in the baseball world and with a net worth clocking to about $300 million. That’s quite a stash, isn’t it? Alex Rodriguez: 15 Things You Didn't Know (Part 1) nydailynews.com Did this list of the richest baseball players “wow” you? Of course…

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    punishment in different professional sports. Their life after they get caught. The attitude of sports fans on performing enhancing drug use is very crucial. The more famous the athlete is, the more that athlete is going to get his legacy tainted. Alex Rodriguez is one of the most known notorious athletes around the world that have history with performing enhancing drugs. There was a period of time where he was considered the best…

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    Negatives Of Peds

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    Have you ever heard of someone or knew someone who used PEDs or performing enhancing drugs? You’ve probably heard of Lance Armstrong or Alex Rodriguez, they got caught using PEDs. Now, what exactly is a PED? A PED is a drug that resembles the structure of the body’s sex hormone testosterone. These drugs are used by athletes to boost the body’s ability to produce muscle and prevent muscle breakdown, according to Kids Health. Athletes may think that these drugs can boost their game, but these…

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    Performance enhancing drugs in sports present a very real problem. Recently, sports media covered the story of the University of Florida quarterback, Will Grier. He was suspended an entire calendar year from NCAA football for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (Aschoff 1). Performance enhancing drugs are often a subject that is surrounded by questions that no one ever answers outside of the leagues in which these substances are banned (i.e. NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, etc). This…

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