The HGH Debate: Why It’s Cool To Be British Again

February 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Americans seem to try their damnedest to not take after the British. After all, it’s how America was founded. But in terms of substance abuse policy in sports, I think it might be time we gave the British a chance.
Do you think so many players would abuse performance enhancing drugs if the sentence was a two year ban instead of a 50 day wrist slap and an apology meeting with Peter Gammons? Earlier this week, an English rugby league sent shock waves through the sporting world when they suspended Terry Newton, an athlete who tested positive for HGH.
Yes, you read that correctly...HGH.
The drug that, until apparently last week, was impossible to test for is now traceable in blood tests. And more importantly, anti-doping committees all over the planet are starting to stand behind it.
The series of events in England prompted the American media to do something incredibly rare—talk about another country.
And they had reason to.
American sport...

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