Last updated on: 12/23/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar Biography

Title:
Former National Football League running back
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The bottom line is we get beat the hell up. We need whatever’s available to keep ourselves out there… I think anything that’s helpful should be legal, because when you’re done, they fold you up and say goodbye.”

“HGH: Performance Enhancer or Healer,” ESPN The Magazine, Sep. 7, 2006

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former running back for the National Football League (NFL) teams Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts, 1996-2000
  • Led NFL in rushing touchdowns with 16 in one season, 1997
Education:
  • Attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1992-1995
Other:
  • Formerly known as Sharmon Shah and Karim Abdul-Jabbar
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?