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Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar Biography

Former National Football League running back
Pro to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“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

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
  • Attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1992-1995
  • Formerly known as Sharmon Shah and Karim Abdul-Jabbar
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?