Last updated on: 8/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Peter Keating Biography

Title:
Senior writer for ESPN the Magazine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Since the news broke… that Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, most sportswriters have reacted with outrage, even hysteria…

But the idea that an Alex Rodriguez scandal could further rupture fans’ expectations from baseball itself doesn’t compute. Rodriguez is a major figure in tabloid and popular culture but not a mover of Wheaties or blue jeans precisely because he is a celebrity whom fans are curious about but don’t emulate. And in this post-Bash Brothers era, a decade defined by the surliness of Barry Bonds, most fans have come to accept that athletes owe the public nothing more and nothing less than their best honest efforts on the field.”

“The Biz: A-Rod’s Fiscal Future,” ESPN the Magazine, Feb. 10, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior writer, ESPN the Magazine
  • Columnist, “The Biz,” ESPN the Magazine, 1999-present
  • Contributing writer, Business Week, Mother Jones, New York, Fortune magazines
  • Recipient, Sports Reporting, Deadline Club, 2007
  • Recipient, Sports News Award, New York Press Club, 2007
  • Recipient, Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, Center for the Study of Sport in Society, 2007
  • Former senior writer, George magazine
  • Former writer, Money magazine
Education:
  • None found
Other:
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