Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"As a father and an avid sports fan, I understand the dangers that performance enhancing drugs pose for athletes, as well as the teenagers who seek to emulate them, not to mention the effect that these drugs have on the integrity of sports. As president, I would use the bully pulpit of my office to warn Americans about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs, and I would put greater resources into enforcement of existing drug laws. I would also convene a summit of the commissioners of the professional sports leagues, as well as university presidents, to explore options for decreasing the use of these drugs."
David Jackson, Kathy Kiely and Jill Lawrence, "Where the Candidates Stand on Sports Issues," USA Today, May 9, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
44th US US President, Jan. 20, 2009-Jan. 2017
US Senator (D-IL), 2005-2009
Democratic Party Nominee for United States President, 2008
Member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Member, Foreign Relations Committee
Member, Veterans' Affairs Committee
Member, Environment and Public Works Committee, 2005-2006
Member, Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004
Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1996-2004
Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 1993-2004
Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1992-1996