Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A-Rod + Steroids > Michael Phelps + Ganga?

From Chris Lund at PrawfsBlawg:
A-Rod and Michael Phelps: It's surprising in combination. Michael Phelps is caught using marijuana, a non-performance-enhancing drug, a single time. And he gets a three-month suspension from USA swimming, dropped by Kellogg's, and criminally investigated by the local sheriff's department. A-Rod is caught using steroids, an illegal performance-enhancing drug, for three years. He lies about it. And apparently he will not be charged with any crimes, and may not even be in breach of his employment contract. One even wonders if A-Rod has a cause of action against the Players' Union relating to the unauthorized disclosure... Really?
In related news, I wondered several times during the recent Australian Open tennis tournament who was on the juice. My best guess so far: of the men, Fernando Verdasco; of the women, Carla Suarez Navarro. Just guesses people: please nobody sue me.


Mike Belgrove said...

et tu A-Rod? Well i think we can safely say that baseball's image has been placed neatly in the toilet. Is there anyone who hasn't been using steroids?! One of the other guys has this theory that George W. Bush is the one responsible for the surge in steroid use. Pretty interesting, check it out if you get a chance. But yeh, I think a safer bet would to go ahead and legalize roids and just assume everyone's using them.

Billy said...

Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic hgh oral spray because it's safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.