“When athletes compete at the highest levels, all that matters is winning. The environment can become cultlike, in that normal standards no longer apply…
I don’t blame the athletes like Marion Jones for juicing their performance with a little extra oomph. She’s caught up in her sport; she needs that little somethin’ somethin’ to maintain her edge. Everyone else is doing it. If you shot me up with whatever she had, I wouldn’t be the fastest woman alive. It was still her out there on that track.
If the athletes are willing to risk their health – which many do already without taking steroids – let them. It doesn’t ruin it for me.”Aug. 10, 2008