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runnerdude wrote:

if you care about sports, you need to care about doping. Keeping sports clean is necessary to protect the accomplishments of the athletes who built the sport and to protect the current athletes who are clean.

Exactly. In addition, if you allow for things that may not seem too egregious now, you’re opening the door for more outrageous drugs, processes and substances in the future. We could wind up with athletes who really are genetic freaks who are engineered for maximum performance that isn’t even linked to desire & competitiveness – the very qualities that make Brett Favre such a great football player, Ed.

Didn’t Favre have a problem with booze and pain medications? Wouldn’t pain medications classify as performance enhancers? The whole situation does get tricky.