November 4, 2014
Drugs and Athletes
Throughout the history of sports, there have been many great athletes. A big majority of these athletes earned their greatness through hard work and dedication. But some of them, who couldn't do this, resulted to steroids to make them achieve their greatness. Some people agree with steroids and think they should be legal, but I disagree. Steroids make sports unfair to the people who play it fairly and clean. Not only do steroids make the game unfair, but also they are very bad for you. Steroids destroy people's image.
Living in today's society, professional athletes, college athletes and even high school athletes are feeling pressured to use steroids to enhance their performance and increase their statistics. I completely disagree with this because it makes it unfair to the people who play sports cleanly and fair. For example, Fourteen time MLB all-star Alex Rodriguez was convicted of steroid use and he stated "it ruined my career" (Butterworth).
Not only did it ruin Rodriguez's career, but also it ruined every single player's career that competed with him to win all those awards he won, such as Babe Ruth award, Hank Aaron award, and Silver Slugger award. Rawlings Gold Glove award and a seat in the 500 home run club. Those awards should have gone to the players who were playing the game fairly and earned them with hard work. Another example is in 2011; Matt Kemp and Ryan Braun were battling for the MVP Award of the MLB. Braun won the award but was later caught using steroids. Kemp was cheated out of the award and later said, "It's a shame this happened, but I'll be back next year to prove myself again." (Bleacher Report). Kemp was playing the game of baseball...