[quote]on edge wrote:
No sports should allow PEDs. If athletes in a sport are taking them it forces other athletes, who don’t want them, to also take them so they can keep their jobs. No one should be forced to take some drug just so they can keep their job. I have the same opinion about amateur sorts too. A couple of years ago someone was on this site was talking about how they used steroids to get a starting position on their weekend rugby team. To me that’s disgraceful because a more deserving player lost his starting job to a cheat.
I actually think HGH and maybe steroids should be allowed for recovery from injuries or surgeries. A policy like that would need to have a strict protocol and supervision to prevent cheaters from abusing it.[/quote]
You could say much more and much worse things about the diet and weight of NFL linemen. It pretty well requires them to knock 10-20 years off their life.
What you are discussing is both impractical and immoral in fruition. All sports require risk. The only person who can make the call about what they are willing to risk are the athletes.
You can’t be an offensive linemen in the NFL at 220. If you aren’t going to assume the health risks of being 300+ pounds, you aren’t going to get to play. The less skilled guy that adds the weight will. If you don’t like it, don’t play sports. You don’t have a right to anything based on natural talent or skill.
I’m a natural by the way.