Last updated on: 4/6/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Bob Nightengale Biography

Title:
Major League Baseball Writer at USA TODAY
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Look, it was the steroid era, and until drug testing was implemented in 2004, nobody really cared. Union leadership went too far to protect players’ ability to juice, with some officials even offering advice to beat the test. Management quietly admired, and reaped the benefits from steroid guys’ willingness to bulk up, hire personal trainers, spend hours in the gym and enhance their performance.

The only thing they were cheating were perhaps their own bodies, taking the risk of potential health problems later in life.”

“Hall of Fame PED Hypocrisy Must End,” usatoday.com, Jan. 5, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Major League Baseball writer, USA TODAY, 1998-present
  • Columnist, MLB Network Insider
  • Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Arizona chapter chairman
Education:
  • BS, Journalism, Arizona State University
Other:
  • Twitter: @BNightengale
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?