Last updated on: 4/12/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Maeve Juday Biography

Title:
Columnist for The Phoenix (Swarthmore College Newspaper)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“[I]f we really want to address the issue of illegal steroid use in professional sports, I propose that it’s time to head in the opposite direction: legalizing performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)…

If steroid use for professional athletes is permitted, they will be able to legally obtain physical enhancement drugs which have been regulated, and are therefore possibly safe to use…

Now, let’s not forget that the purpose of professional sports is entertainment, witnessing the seemingly magical feats of human athleticism and physical ability. An increase in steroid use would only serve to increase the talent and intensity of the game and bring it to a higher level…

The essence of sports is that winning touchdown, that sprinting finish, and that fence-clearing homerun. Steroid legalization for professional athletes won’t jeopardize that; it will only enhance it.”

“To Dope, or Not to Dope?,” swarthmorephoenix.com, Feb. 15, 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Student, Swarthmore College, 2016-2020
  • Columnist, The Phoenix (Swarthmore College newspaper)
  • Bank teller, Bank of Clarke Ciounty, May 2017-Aug. 2017
  • Intern, Clarke County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Feb. 2015-Nov. 2016
Education:
  • Attending Swarthmore College (class of 2020)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?