Drugs in Sports Steroid Abuse Term Paper

Total Length: 1557 words ( 5 double-spaced pages)

Total Sources: 6

Page 1 of 5



Lyle Alzado, who played with the Cleveland Browns and the L.A. Raiders as well as with the Denver Broncos, died in 1992 because the chemicals in steroids caused him to develop brain cancer. Prior to his death, Alzado stated, "I started taking anabolic steroids in 1969 and never stopped. It was addicting, mentally addicting. Now I'm sick, and I'm scared. Ninety percent of the athletes I know are on the stuff." His last words are even more frightening: "My last wish? That no one else ever dies this way." Performance-enhancing drugs must be banned from professional sports. They are ruining lives and undermining the integrity of the game. Drugs are detracting from the true wonders of human physical achievements and athletic attainments, making every win, every victory artificial.
References

Anabolic Steroids." ESPN. Sept 6, 2006. Retrieved Mar 24, 2007 at http://espn.go.com/special/s/drugsandsports/steroids.html

Anabolic Steroids." MedicineNet.con. Retrieved Mar 24, 2007 at http://www.medicinenet.com/anabolic_steroids-oral/article.htm

Drug Tie in Baseball Star's Death." (2004). CBS News. Nov 1, 2004. Retrieved online Mar 24, 2007 at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/11/entertainment/main648472.shtml

Harris, Alastair. Should athletes be allowed limited access to steroids.

Lyle Alzado." Raiders Online. Retrieved Mar 24, 2007 at http://www.raidersonline.org/lyle-alzado.php

Mayo Clinic. (2006). "Taking Performance-Enhancing Drugs: are you risking your health?" Retrieved Mar 24, 2007 at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/performance-enhancing-drugs/HQ01105

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) (2004). Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing. Retrieved Mar 24, 2007 at http://www.usantidoping.org/files/active/what/protocol.pdf.....

Have Any Questions? Our Expert Writers Can Answer!

Need Help Writing Your Essay?