Last updated on: 12/22/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Brian Alexander Biography

Title:
Journalist and former Contributing Editor for biotechnology at Wired magazine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“That the current testing regimen does not work to prevent doping is painfully obvious…

We are faced, then, with a proposal to criminalize sports doping. There would be raids by the feds, trials, and law enforcement resources burned in the pursuit of multi-millionaire druggies. I’m not so sure we have the stomach for this…

This is what American consumers have to ask themselves: If we really want doping to stop, we have to be prepared to see our heroes do hard time. Do we care that much?”

“Tour de Farce,” Slate, July 27, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Contributing Editor, Glamour magazine
  • Columnist, “Sexploration,” msnbc.com
  • Contributor, Outside magazine
  • Former Contributing Editor for biotechnology, Wired magazine
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are the Laboratories Used to Test Athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs Credible and Reliable?
  2. Drug Tests Used in Sports