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Bob Nightengale Biography

Major League Baseball Writer at USA TODAY
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“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,”, Jan. 5, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Major League Baseball writer, USA TODAY, 1998-present
  • Columnist, MLB Network Insider
  • Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Arizona chapter chairman
  • BS, Journalism, Arizona State University
  • Twitter: @BNightengale
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?