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Should professional athletes be held to higher standards of accountability? For instance, there is raging controversy about steroids. Steroids have been used by athletes to gain an edge

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Mike Hartman Marsha Walker Core 101-20 September 30, 2006 Professional athletes hurting teenagers Should professional athletes be held to higher standards of accountability? For instance, there is raging controversy about steroids. Steroids have been used by athletes to gain an "edge" over their competition, mostly in sporting events, such as baseball. Many people just use steroids to enhance their physical features. Professional athletes are not only hurting themselves, by taking steroids, but high school athletes as well because of the influence the professional athletes promote to the high school athletes. I feel that steroids are a serious issue in professional athletes today and it needs to be addressed in a more serious manner. Many athletes, throughout their careers, have considered using steroids to give them an "edge" over other athletes. The athletes that do decide to take steroids are ignorant to the effects, or they just think nothing will happen to them. ...read more.

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Also, these two guys as well as Bonds came into the league as scrawny individuals. In 1998, both players were two of the biggest players in the league. Younger kids watch this and that encourages them to do the things that their idols are doing. High school athletes are not even taking steroids by themselves, but coaches on these teams are encouraging their players to take steroids. Also, a lot of these high school athletes' parents know that their own kids are taking steroids. I think that is absolutely ridiculous. I would never encourage any teenager to take steroids, let alone my own child. This has been a problem in high schools for about a decade now, since the steroid era. This is why professional athletes should be more like "role models", and should be held to higher standards of accountability. Steroids are something that sticks with you the rest of your life. ...read more.

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There are a large number of reported violent cases that involve steroids. The most common, is the cut off in traffic. Someone cuts a steroid user off and at the next set of lights the steroid user gets out of his car and puts his fist through the window and pulls out the guy who cut him off. The steroid user then fights the guy who cut him off. There have also been wife beatings, girlfriend beatings, ruined relationships, robbed banks, suicide, and murder cases due to steroids. These are some of the reasons why professional athletes should be held to higher standards of accountability. There is raging controversy about steroids. Steroids have been used by athletes to gain an "edge" over their competition, mostly in sporting events such as baseball. Steroids. Today, steroids are still a big issue and concern. In the past few years' professional organizations have been trying their best to stop athletes from using steroids. There are much harsher penalties for athletes who get caught and more random drug testing. 10 Hartman 1 ...read more.

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