Performance Enhancing Drugs: Will They Ever Go Away?

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In light of the recent events surrounding Houston Texas’ Linebacker Brian Cushing, it’s clear to see that the use of human growth hormones and other performance enhancing drugs has not stopped but only slowed down. 
Granted, the NFL has made it tougher for their players to take performance enhancing drugs but there are still those that use them, get away with it, and compete, thus giving themselves an unfair advantage over their competition.
I am sure many older NFL fans will remember Lyle Alzado, a former defensive lineman who, in his own admission, used steroids and in the end lost his life as a result.  Alzado died of cancer (brain tumors) and attributed his use of steroids to his death.  It was a slow and painful death and towards the end he declared that steroids were his downfall.
Something else that Alzado shared prior to his death is perhaps even more alarming.  He admitted that almost nine out of 10 athletes in the NFL had taken s...

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