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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?

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  • +73 +136 -63 #yoloswag Jan. 27, 2014
    "drugs suck"
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    • +3 +8 -5 #StopDrugs Jan. 29, 2014
      "I agree also."
    • +2 +7 -5 noah Jan. 28, 2014
      "you are awesome"
    • +2 +7 -5 ZeldaSwordman Jan. 28, 2014
      "I agree. Even though you put that on the yes side instead of the no side:)."
    • 0 0 0 #drugs=death Mar. 10, 2017
      "so true"
  • 0 +1 -1 Zac Sep. 18, 2017
    "I wanna see people run hella fast and hit balls out of the park every time. Good for business."
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  • -4 +1 -5 bob May. 23, 2017
    "I'm pro because I believe that athletes should have the right to choose what they do to their bodies and we shouldn't change that."
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  • -6 +1 -7 Blake Apr. 21, 2017
    "Everything you take to make your body stronger or better is technically a "drug" such as protein, pre-workout, BCAA's. Steroids should not be allowed but other "drugs" should be allowed: pre-workout, protein, Amino Acids, BCAA's."
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  • -6 +2 -8 crr Mar. 31, 2017
    "yes"
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  • -6 +5 -11 Spodermun Mar. 16, 2017
    "can there be more pros please i need this for a debate in English and i need this grade my dudes"
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  • -6 +8 -14 allen Nov. 29, 2016
    "It's their bodies honestly let them do it i still think they shouldn't be allowed in major league sports like the NFL,NHL,NBA,MLB."
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  • -8 +25 -33 Alex Apr. 5, 2016
    "I think there should be one steroids guy on each football team and he can play for seven minutes. This would be very entertaining. He could only play on defense."
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  • -9 +127 -136 Victor Greywolf Jan. 8, 2012
    "Personally speaking, I am not pro or con against those things, since I never used them, and I don't really care if people do. I mean, I am not a star athlete, so I don't really think about things such as that. Hey, if they want to do that, and they get a heart attack, I don't lose sleep over it, especially since it means I can take their spot, and besides, if they don't like me, one less piece of garbage to inhabit this earth, and get in the way of my goals. I say, let them do what they wish, when they die of an overdose, two words for them: Good Riddance. End of story"
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 30, 2016
      "This is me when I AM being sensitive, Sir Squire. How others choose to see it, it would never effect me. And who cares about the professionals. Where will they wind up 10 years from now, because of the stuff, right? Under ground, and good riddance. I have no sympathy for people who do that, and throw their lives away, because of a drug. Feel however you wish, but I don't really care. Maybe you didn't have the guts to say it, or were too afraid to, but I am glad I did. As far as the actual games go, I never watch them, a total waste of time, and energy I could use for other things.

      I understand your point of view as well, but why care for people who will never really contribute anything to not only my life, but anyone else's? I wouldn't appreciate them for their so-called "talents", even if they paid me, same as with other things I could discuss on here. The bottom line with "ruining" an athletes "life" is that they did to themselves, so why should I waste MY time and energy feeling sorry for someone who wasted their life, right? That is like feeling sorry for a thought, or for followers of Manson or Vanity and Prince, when they did their own deaths to themselves. I'm sorry but you failed to convince me. Have a great one."
    • 0 +8 -8 Sir Squire Sep. 25, 2012
      "Victor, I understand your point of view. However, sports are based on the human body and mind. It's essentially like modifying your body and giving a clear unfair advantage over those who put in the hard work and effort to work their way up to become professionals. Maybe if you worked as hard as some of the pros, you could be playing with them too. Everyone who fought their way up to be a pro deserves that slot on the roster, and they don't deserve to be overshadowed by someone who took the easy road and shot themselves up with testosterone. This doesn't even touch upon the harm they do for someone's body. The long term effects are detremental and can ruin an athlete's life later on. Also, the "roid rage" factor is huge. The athletes would become total hot heads and fights would be come so much more frequent and it would take the focus off the actual games. These people are not garbage, They want to be seen and appreciated for their talents. Please don't be so insensitive. BADABOOM."
  • -10 +16 -26 coby Feb. 4, 2016
    "One pro is that of course you'll be better than what you could be as a "regular" person and you'll out rank everybody in weight and muscle"
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  • -10 +17 -27 Josh Glass Feb. 3, 2016
    "I think that athletes should use performance enhancing drugs. If they are playing the game professionally, then they should make it as entertaining as possible. That is their job."
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  • -10 +16 -26 Liam May. 4, 2015
    "Yes, because it would be amazing to watch someone get trucked while playing football. It is the players decision to use drugs."
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    • +2 +2 0 jordan Oct. 27, 2015
      "yes it is their decision to do drugs but its not a good decision"
  • -10 +21 -31 wiggle Apr. 22, 2015
    "its there choice to use it and it would be fun to watch someone get speared really hard in football and in ufc"
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  • -10 +29 -39 carlos Nov. 29, 2012
    "i think that if they want to use them then they are are only harming themselves"
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    • +2 +2 0 Billy Apr. 23, 2014
      "roid rage"
  • -13 +11 -24 Allly May. 14, 2015
    "In one of my classes we're doing a debate on this. I'm honestly on the CON side but most of the students are on the CON side and I need a challenge. PRO- How would you like it if you couldn't do anything you wanted? CON- PED's are scientifically proven to cause anger/rage. PRO- Because PED's are illegal, scientists are working on making them undetectable instead of safer."
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  • -14 +20 -34 Matthew Dec. 8, 2014
    "Let them use all they drugs they want. They are screwing themselves over and they will live unhappy lives as their consequence. They traded their values and honesty just to win a stupid trophy. Sports are about competing, pushing your limits, teamwork, and fun; not trampling over everyone else to win 1st place. PED users will never be true champions because they missed what sports are all about."
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  • -16 +13 -29 Taylor Macik Nov. 13, 2014
    "I believe that people should just accept performance enhancing drugs. Trying to get rid of them isn't going to work because people have been trying to for so long and nothing has happened. The line is drawn when they start to use other drugs like heroin or cocaine."
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    • +2 +2 0 matthew Dec. 8, 2014
      "What then? When athletes start using heroine and cocaine then we will draw a new line."
  • -17 +20 -37 john Nov. 13, 2013
    "i feel that they should not be used in the nfl or any type of sports you see that these drugs can really hurt people but they still coud help people see thats the reason y people just stick tu one side there are always going to be ros and cons to and arguement but u see that feel that they should not be used in sports these drug are way to dangerous for people tu use dang rizzght"
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    • +1 +1 0 briar randolph Jan. 6, 2015
      "drugs should not be used in any sports because it can affect the fun and competition. when manny ramirez did drugs he became the best player in baseball. but later they found that he did drugs he stopped. and he wasn't even close to being the best player."
    • +1 +1 0 Tyler Niemeyer Jan. 6, 2015
      "drugs should not be used in any sports because it can affect the fun and competition. When Manny Ramirez did drugs he became the best player in baseball. But then later they found out that he did drugs then he stopped doing drugs and he wasn't even close to as good to when he took drugs."
  • -17 +13 -30 Dedee Oct. 1, 2013
    "people that want to put drugs in there system its there fault so why should we care!!!"
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  • -17 +24 -41 Oak Apr. 7, 2013
    "the harsh reality is many star atheletes have used performance enhancing drugs to improve there performance.however the drug alone does not make an athlete a star. hard work and dedication including constant exercise is involved. im going to play devils advocate a second and say this.did you know that steroid use only improves the performance of an athelete in strength and endurance it will do absoultly nothing to actually increase there agiltitly skill in the sport or improve how much oxygen gets from there heart to there lungs under heavy amounts of pressure.no athelete is truly equal drugs or no drugs. an athele who has a better diet then another athelete has a clear advantage over an athelete who eats terribly.the athelete with the better diet if they are at similar skill levels should win and its not cheating.im an athelete myself I don't really consider it cheating to do drugs.i don't do drugs myself but if someone wants to risk there life to win a race fine not my problem.i'v learned from experience that people are going to be better then me and blaming someones drug use on me not winning is kind of stupid. I know even with the drugs you still need to exercise and work hard. people will have amazing coaches,i'll live withit"
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  • -17 +28 -45 fireflycyy Nov. 8, 2012
    "I am a pro on this argument under one condition: drug-used athletes should compete to in one separate group, so to speak, Drug-used group, in order to be fair to those who do not want to risk their lives or health to take performance enhancing drugs."
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  • -18 +27 -45 Sean Sep. 24, 2013
    "I have been around elite athletes my entire life, and almost all athletes in professional sports today are on something. Natural or genetic talents can only get these athletes so far, and maintain their competive abilities. Lets just be honest, and realize that all of these people perform at a level better than the average person. We watch them to see larger than average people do incredible things. Should kids do steroids? No. Professional athletes are grown men and women and if they need to use these drugs, including steroids, they should to maintain their job. It is their choice in order to entertain the public. If we are to demonize these people for wanting to perform at this level we must demonize the fans that wish to see it."
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  • -19 +6 -25 Arrow Krueger Sep. 9, 2015
    "Yes as an athlete, i see that the bigger our muscles are the better it is for society."
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  • -19 +7 -26 Jasmine Williams May. 22, 2014
    "i think that they can be good because they can boost the athletes ability to do better in every sport....and every day life"
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  • -19 +27 -46 Austin Apr. 21, 2014
    "Yes. It would be fun to watch ufc fighters kill each other"
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    • -3 0 -3 john Mar. 22, 2016
      "being an mma fighter I find this funny"
  • -19 +6 -25 Jordan Spradlin Apr. 10, 2014
    "As a supporter of pro sports i think that as these people have been playing their sports for many years for there selves and for our entertainment. So sense they age like you and I for the sake of the sport they should be aloud to take performance enhancing drugs to keep the sports we all love alive and running!!!!!!"
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  • -20 +26 -46 truballer#19 Feb. 1, 2012
    "ya know man, if you take drugs then u r a bum cuz u cant work hard to achieve the dream everyone is working for... i would rather not make it to the NFL than make it(to the NFL) and be known for using drugs"
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  • -21 +14 -35 justtyyy Jul. 18, 2013
    "well there drugs witch can make you do better :p"
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  • -21 +9 -30 Ericka Mar. 19, 2013
    "Performance enhancing drugs are like fuel for a success project management. So, it is just okay to accepted the said drug in sports. As long as the regulating body will have the required dosage or specifications on what drug to use."
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  • -21 +38 -59 KadenE Jan. 13, 2012
    "I'm a pro because the athlete's that use steroids are using them at their own risk and if they die it's their fault cause no one can force them to do drugs and other stuff that could possibly kill them or weaken their bodies muscules, heart, or lungs."
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  • -22 +14 -36 Tim Sep. 23, 2013
    "Doing drugs makes super athletes, which makes the games more fun to watch. Mark McGuire without drugs would have been boring."
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  • -22 +17 -39 OG Jan. 14, 2013
    "Just saying that blood doping should not be illegal in sports it is not a drug. You're body produces it!"
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    • 0 +1 -1 sally Jan. 28, 2013
      "ur so wrong it could kill them!"
    • -1 0 -1 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "Your body produces poisons too. Should I come over and inject huge amounts of those into your body?"
  • -22 +13 -35 kevinb Dec. 16, 2012
    "I agree with swagg,

    Steroids are free country and you should be able to do whatever at your own risk."
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  • -22 +13 -35 Carl Apr. 14, 2012
    "Professional sports teams are private organizations. If the team owners don't like it, then let them privately enforce it by ditching the athletes who use it. If you personally don't like it, then go watch another sporting event.

    There is no legitimate reason to get the law involved in this."
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  • -22 +33 -55 Jerald Tan Jul. 14, 2011
    "Bannind PEDs doesn't help anything in fact more athletes have been termed"cheaters" because they use PEDs...athletes use all sorts of dietary supplements, exercises, equipment, clothing, training regimes, medical treatments, etc. to enhance their performance. There is nothing 'natural' about taking:
    i. vitamin pills
    ii. whole-body Lycra suits
    iii. surgery on ligaments
    iv. spending every day in a gym pumping weights
    v. running in shoes with spikes on the bottom, etc.

    Diet, medicine, technology, and even just coaching already give an artificial advantage to those athletes who can afford the best of all these aids. Since there is no clear way to distinguish from legitimate and illegitimate artificial aids to performance, they should all be allowed."
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    • -1 0 -1 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "who eats Lycra suits, surgery, gym weights and spiky shoes?
      The biggest problem with PEDs is not the unfairness in sports, it is the damage they can do to your body."
  • -23 +7 -30 Flxshlight-Allan Sep. 2, 2014
    "Depends on what sport you play."
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  • -23 +16 -39 Bob Jan. 31, 2013
    "I'm voting pro because the con people have bad grammar and athletes have almost always used drugs"
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    • +1 +1 0 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "people have almost always been murdering each other, throughout history. That doesn't mean its right."
  • -24 +10 -34 Anonyomous Jun. 1, 2013
    "IT IS A FREE COUNTRY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    • +1 +2 -1 David Aug. 5, 2013
      "If you use and purchase these drugs how FREE is that.
      I understand that your comment means a person is free to do what he or she wants, but there is a double standard when CAUGHT doing these illegal drugs.
      You sell them and you get arrested
      You use them and drive...can get you a DUI
      You play a good sports game...you get a slap on the wrist"
  • -24 +19 -43 pump up Jan. 25, 2013
    "yea they should be legal but all athletes must wear t-shirt that say i use steroid so the cry baby whiners will know the users are honest lol"
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    • 0 0 0 anti meatsack Apr. 23, 2014
      "crybaby whiners are honest to themselves at keast they have the guts to play without enhancing. And roids are the easy way out"
  • -24 +8 -32 Eli Dec. 11, 2012
    "I think they should be aloud in sports because it would make the sport more interesting and I would watch sports more."
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  • -24 +25 -49 .... Jan. 26, 2012
    "Steriods should not be bannded.. They help people with cancer and with out them they might have died."
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    • +2 +2 0 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "This is about drug use in sports. Almost all drugs have potentially good effects in medicine, but to have muscle manipulating effects you need to go way beyond the healthy level."
    • +1 +1 0 Megan Sep. 17, 2013
      "We're not talking about cancer here. Sure, they may help cancer patients and for some people they are lifesavers, but we're talking about the unfair advantage in sports, are we not?"
    • 0 +2 -2 Mike Hawk Apr. 5, 2012
      "I disagree to. Steriods shud be banned from sports not the world as a whole."
    • 0 +2 -2 Bon Qui Qui Feb. 23, 2012
      "Sorry, but I disagree. Steriods DO NOT help them. It kinda makes it worse. They do not need Steriods to get big. In my opinion!"
  • -24 +21 -45 danny Dec. 6, 2011
    "If enhancing performance was quote ''unfair'' then coaching and training would be banned!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Ray Dec. 15, 2011
      "Coaching and training is based on skill not on your willingess to use PEDs."
  • -25 +5 -30 justtttytyyyyyyyyyyy Jul. 23, 2013
    "it will creat t less pressure on the person whos taking the drug"
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  • -25 +30 -55 matt Dec. 4, 2011
    "if smokers are free to harm themselves then athletes should be able to make their own choices too. steroids are banned but i dont see smoking banned."
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    • 0 0 0 chris May. 4, 2017
      "smoking harms people yet steroids may hurt, but it enhances ther improvement. i belive that steroids should be banned"
  • -25 +49 -74 Meghan Moriaghrty May. 20, 2011
    "its dependent on the individual to decide whats right for them!"
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    • +2 +2 0 sam Nov. 28, 2011
      "even though i understand where your coming from and i slightly agree,i dont think in this situation it should be allowed.Think about it if you were the one to have a favourite sport and you wanted to pursue it in the future as a job , and after years of training and working hard you get the job but all of a sudden you realize people on your team and the opposing teams are taking PE (performance enhancing) drugs but YOU didn't want to take it because of your beliefs and moral rights how would you feel? plus this is sport its meant to be a fun yet competitive game not serious to the point where you risk your health and bring other players down who are against taking drugs and rely on their own skills whilst worrying your family and friends i mean if you need to take drugs to satisfy your ability to play then clearly you have some really serious insecurities and shouldn't play or if you love taking drugs and things like that then get a game league of your own then you guys can endure the long term painful effects and worry those you care about sick, thank you for your time of reading this and i hope you consider my point of view without clouded judgements."
    • 0 0 0 Arvin Sep. 17, 2013
      "Are we forgetting that it's CHEATING to use performance enhancing drugs? You may think that its a persons personal decision take the steroids, but in the end it's still selfish."
    • -1 +1 -2 IDGAF Sep. 29, 2011
      "Amen brotha"
  • -29 +37 -66 Youknowthetruth Jun. 6, 2011
    "This is a capitalist society, of course drug use should be allowed. It's taboo to talk about it because people are trying to control each others view points for their own benefit. If Bob takes a pill and decides he no longer wants to listen to Dan his manager/boss/priest/cop then it becomes a problem for the controller in the situation. This is all about population control and getting people to stop asking questions and take orders, regardless of their intentions and the consequences. We should take drugs. We would not be here today weren't it not for them."
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    • -2 0 -2 sam Nov. 28, 2011
      "and some drugs will kill you very painfully and slowly without you realizing it. yes i am grateful for some drugs that does help ease pain or cure things but i think those are the only that should be allowed look at the thing you do when your under the influence. you worry your parents who care for you and you create damage to your own body.if you don't care about yourself do you at least love and care for your parents? because if you did you wouldn't be doing this and also if you had any self respect you wouldn't either. i think people who take drugs should become a bigger person and stop taking them or at least try to they can easily get help and give themselves a better life. Apart from that i kind of agree with the the rest of your speech also remember we are not in control no matter how much people say this is a free country the government can easily change that and we should be careful with who we choose and not be clouded by our judgements but see from both perspective and try and come to an agreement which will satisfy everyone or the majority of people and try and keep as much peace as we can. i hope you consider my point of view"
  • -32 +18 -50 Jaqua'nda Dec. 7, 2011
    "They should be able to do what they want and take them steeroids and such drugs as such because its the free country of america. cocaine as well to speed up the game and make it fun for alls of us"
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    • 0 0 0 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "I'm starting to see a hunger games theme coming along here, and it scares me."
  • -32 +21 -53 Chris Oct. 5, 2011
    "Athletes will still use performance enhancing drugs like steroids even if they are illegal. Athletes have many ways to get past the drug tests taken so that they will not get caught. also it does not give them an unfair advantage because all athletes have equal access to performance enhancing drugs."
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    • 0 0 0 Matthew Oct. 17, 2016
      "Its not a unfair advantage because they have equal access?....The point of saying they are a pro player is because they worked for it. If you dont have that kind of motivation, they you shouldnt even be near that sports and getting paid for it."
    • 0 0 0 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "People will still use bombs to blow each other up even though they are illegal. Do you want to legalize mass murders?"
  • -33 +13 -46 dakota Dec. 16, 2011
    "If the drug such as steriods helps the player work or play better than they should have the option of useing steroids then they should be able to."
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  • -39 +20 -59 TGIF Oct. 26, 2011
    "By consuming the drugs, it might help boost the athletes stamina as well as self-confidence. But of course, they should take the drugs in moderation:)"
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  • -40 +64 -104 Hayden May. 5, 2011
    "If it makes the sport better and more enjoyable to watch... GO FOR IT!"
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    • +1 +1 0 that one guy Dec. 10, 2014
      "ok"
    • -1 0 -1 Steven Sep. 17, 2013
      "How does the sport become more enjoyable, when performance enhancing drugs are made to be inconspicuous? Because we'd all like to watch players teeter on the edge of death with the amount of drugs circulating through their system? Try to watch how ever much game we get before they OD? Yeah, sure, that's sounds awesome. Performance enhancing drugs takes the skill out of the game. Nowadays people train for hours on end to get where they are in their chosen sport, and allowing performance enhancing drugs into sports will take away that natural talent, because by the way they are, anyone with even a smidge of skill would be able to get into it."
    • -3 0 -3 SWAGGER Jan. 8, 2012
      "no it dosnt it sets bad examples for the little kids watching them"
    • -4 +1 -5 justin May. 24, 2011
      "maybe for the fans but pros find it very unprofetional"
  • -44 +13 -57 Mota 52 Mar. 29, 2012
    "Its fine!!"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "What an amazing argument. Why don't you just copy that and put it on the pro side of every controversy in this forum.
      Steroids cause strange unintentional effects and can land you in the hospital room.
      Since you provided no argument, my argument trumps yours even though it has no data to support it"
    • 0 +1 -1 Ciaran Sep. 17, 2013
      "Really in-depth comment! Thank you!"
  • -52 +34 -86 swagg Oct. 13, 2011
    "i think yes because its a free country and you should be able to do whatever at your own risk."
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    • +1 +2 -1 Connie Sep. 17, 2013
      "This way of thinking is not necessarily fair to the other people participating. The fact that it is a free country doesn't make it any less that you have an unfair advantage if you take performance enhancing drugs. What kind of idiot thinks that the fact that its a free country makes OK to cheat. It's being selfish is what it is. What if i decided to kill the president. It should be OK, shouldn't it, because it's a free country. Correct? By your logic? Yes."
    • 0 +1 -1 Fishtree Apr. 19, 2013
      "suicide is a crime. It is a free country up until the point when you commit a crime. When you commit a crime you lose many of your rights, except for those designed for the criminal system, such as innocent until proven guilty."
  • -60 +56 -116 Timothy Bair May. 10, 2011
    "Using performance enhancement drugs such as steroids aren't bad. It makes the game more exciting and takes off pressure from those million dollar players, because sometimes the fans, coaches, and teammates expect alot from them."
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    • +5 +5 0 Maria Sep. 17, 2013
      "They're called performance enhancing drugs for a reason. They 'enhance' your 'performance'. Obviously. Because people may not be able to stand the heat of the sporting world, they should, as you say, get out of the kitchen. It takes away the stress of the sport? Great for them, but if you cant deal with the stress in the first place, maybe you should not even be playing. Correct?"
    • +1 +1 0 austin Feb. 1, 2017
      "It does not do that it hurts you and your family to see you go through that kind of situation and don't do steroids."

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  • +33 +50 -17 Fred Oct. 11, 2012
    "Drugs ruin the respect for the game! that is that"
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  • +21 +30 -9 noah hawkinson Jan. 27, 2014
    "i think that drug use in sports sets a bad example for younger kids."
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  • +21 +45 -24 who? Oct. 2, 2012
    "ruins the honesty of the game"
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    • +2 +3 -1 cameron Oct. 10, 2012
      "why does it ruin the game its just a drug that enhances thier performance. You can possabily see a player get messed up or something. to be honest i dont care."
  • +17 +37 -20 asdfghjkl Oct. 11, 2012
    "if you don't have the skill then don't use drugs to be better"
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  • +15 +26 -11 Matthew Deitch Apr. 2, 2013
    "Using performance enhancing drugs put you and others in danger. To take steroids is selfish and not thought out."
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    • +1 +1 0 Hazel May. 28, 2013
      "SO true! Really well worded!"
  • +14 +30 -16 The White Girl Apr. 17, 2014
    "girl just no like i cant even"
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    • +2 +4 -2 The White Boy May. 9, 2014
      "I agree"
    • +2 +4 -2 the white boy May. 9, 2014
      "I agree"
  • +14 +20 -6 jenny Apr. 15, 2014
    "You don't need drugs to be good at a sport"
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  • +14 +26 -12 Amir Algahiem Nov. 5, 2013
    "It's bad and can kill you so.......... DON'T DO DRUGS!"
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  • +14 +27 -13 Gustavo Macias Nov. 28, 2012
    "PEDs are should not be used, they may not affect the users much, but those users are highly, valued role models. What it shows to children who look up to them is this, why be fair use substances to reach your goal even if that goal is something easily attained. That is what children see in their role models such as famous: football players, weight lifters, track men. When these athletes uses these substances kids follow in step behind them. However the followers usually worst then the original users and start going from bad to worst. Kids could start using crystal, crack or drugs as such to obtain their goals, like being rich, well this drugs will get them there at a bad cost though. Why let other generations follow suit, this is especially why there should be a stop to PED use."
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  • +13 +15 -2 Lee Thomas Dec. 1, 2015
    "no"
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  • +13 +32 -19 abcdefghijklmnopqrst May. 15, 2012
    "it is cheatin"
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  • +12 +15 -3 Bailee Nov. 13, 2014
    "Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed in any sport what-so-ever. This drug is an enhancer, which is unfair to those who actually work to become something. The athletes who take it aren't really athletes, they are cheaters. If they can't be good without steroids then they shouldn't be on the field or court. Not only is it unfair, but it is awful for a human body, many side effects can cause death. Finally, athletes who take these drugs have admirers, those young kids who look up to them are getting the impression that it is okay to put toxins in your body to become better, when really it could kill them. Being dead won't make you ahead of the game."
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  • +11 +17 -6 Taylor Gabriel Apr. 17, 2014
    "i don't think steroids or any type of drug would be good for people playing sports because its not good for their health and they are only good because if they take steroids to hit a ball that is not really good sportsmanship and that just means they should not be in sports"
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  • +11 +15 -4 Katrice Craine Mar. 21, 2014
    "Its only a matter of time before steroids destroy the body."
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  • +11 +14 -3 Ferniqua Mar. 20, 2014
    "If athletes use PEDs how will we have all those cool athletes of the world. They would all be dead."
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  • +10 +16 -6 #StopDrugs Jan. 28, 2014
    "Drugs are unhealthy for people and they eventually kill whoever takes them.
    Stop Drugs Today."
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  • +9 +13 -4 Kennedee H. Nov. 13, 2014
    "I believe if everyone takes drugs to get better, than what is the point of watching sports? There's no natural ability there. People are gonna do what they want to their bodies, but there is nothing special about watching a bunch of unnaturally gained talented people."
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  • +8 +20 -12 a khajiit (best race Oct. 2, 2013
    "they destroy you from the inside out"
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  • +8 +23 -15 KD Feb. 13, 2013
    "y do it? it's not worth it..."
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  • +8 +21 -13 tom Feb. 4, 2013
    "NO, because drugs can have unhealthy side effects, it gives an unfair advantage, ialso is unsportsmanlike and cheating. If all were allowed to use drugs, people would use even more and it would be worse."
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  • +8 +20 -12 Anonymous Nov. 28, 2012
    "Although the performance enhancing chemicals help a player's performance, they are not thinking about their own life. Their health is at risk while taking these drugs. A single pill is all it takes for them to become addicted. The more they take, the more they want. It all becomes a small cycle. Many do not know that it can become addictive for one to become stronger.
    It is also unfair for other sports players that have these natural talents. Taking these drugs could just defeat the point of the game. That is why in some schools no athlete is allowed to play if they are on steroids. In competitions people are disqualified if they are tested positive."
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  • +7 +11 -4 Patrick Jan. 30, 2016
    "I have read many of these cons and I think almost all people are saying that if someone wants to dope and win then that isn't your problem. The use of these drugs kill athletes and people such as a athlete in the Olympics during a event. If you people are saying that you don't care if someone dies because they were under the influence then I think you need a reality check. Say someone you loved was drunk and drove and died in a car accident that was there fault but in the end someone still died. So if a athlete was on hallicugens and died would it be much different. The idea of anti-doping is to eliminate death in sports and to create a more safer environment for athletes. Doping also takes motivation put of sports because say if I had never run a race before and there was a big cash prize for who won and I doped and I beat someone that had been training and staying healthy just because the steroid I took gave me better endurance then him and I don't run would that be right. Think about if you lost to someone that had never run before a took a steroid and beat you after you have been training everyday and eating healthy so you could win and get the money."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Jordan LaFayette Jan. 15, 2016
    "i am con because if you wanna win something you should earn it not cheat parents spend all there time trying to teach their children not to cheat and then when they finally get high up in sports they turn the selves around and cheat by taking drugs like hgh. im in competitive cheer and every time i go to my compititions i work my hardest becaus cheating isnt the answer i have been in acro cheer and gymnastics since i was 2 and i have only lost 7 competitions i have never broken a bone and my chach says if i=you cheat there is no use in doing the sport because it wouldnt be fun if you didnt earn it on your own i practice every day after school and every day of the weekends even after competitions i am working and let me tell you it is hard but it is worth the effort and pain to win."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Lindsay Jan. 12, 2016
    "Drugs slowly kill the human body. If they use drugs in sports they can also get into addictions and drug abuse more easily than without. I have a cousin who is addicted to drugs and they are ruining her life. She has more health problems, and she is dying. If you have a favorite sports player I would encourage you to agree with me. i am only 14 and already I know the difference between a good and healthy life verses one full of addictions and health problems. I say they should not let them use drugs in sports."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Savannah Oct. 21, 2015
    "It can kill u and isn't good for your health and it shows to be a bad example for kids. And all drugs are bad for u."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Jarrett Feb. 25, 2015
    "I believe that this dilemma can be resolved in several ways. I imagine that all athletes should have a level and equal playing field; meaning that everyone should have access to the use of performance enhancing drugs or no body should at all. However, as I evaluate the situation and consider the pros and cons, it is to my understanding and judgment that performance enhancing drugs such as steroids should not be allowed in sports. The main reasoning as to why I do not think steroids should be accepted in sports is because the side effects that will come along after and during the performance enhancement properties out way the positive effects. In fact, I think that if steroids were legal in the NFL; the league would not exist after a few seasons because the players would be dealing with other side effects along with the injuries that they are already dealing with. In addition to the side effects, the youth look up to professional athletes, what would it look like if professional athletes all used steroids? It is safe to assume that the youth will desire to take steroids so that they can be like their role models in sports. Therefore I believe performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids should not be allowed in sports."
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  • +6 +8 -2 Tommy G Feb. 9, 2015
    "Steroids should not be used by anyone, especially athletes. People watch professional sports for entertainment and what is the entertainment if all of them do steroids. to me, that is no entertainment. The athletes or regular people who take steroids are not very smart. They are not smart because although they might gain lot from the short term effects, The long term effects will haunt them fro the rest of their lives and wish they never did steroids."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Amber Turnipseed Nov. 13, 2014
    "I think that they should legalize it. But draw a line when it comes to meth and other dangerous drugs."
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  • +6 +9 -3 C. Hall Nov. 13, 2014
    "using drugs weakens peoples true abilities and can cause horrible side effects. Hard work and effort are whats important."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Robert Nov. 13, 2014
    "Performance enhancing drugs should not be used in sports for a few reasons. For one, it's cheating, a sport should be played naturally, not with drugs to make you play better. Another reason is because it damages your body and can make you overly aggressive."
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  • +6 +9 -3 lyndon cotton Nov. 13, 2014
    "I don't think that drugs should be aloud to be used in sports because you haves a higher risk of braking something like off of the movie varsity blues."
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  • +6 +10 -4 miriam Nov. 13, 2014
    "I do not believe that enhancing drugs should be used by athletes, because if we allow those athletes to use this drug than in the future our kids would think that the only way to become famous is to take those drugs. And it would mess up your hormones."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Brianna Nov. 13, 2014
    "Should PED's should be allowed?
    Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) are becoming increasingly more popular as time goes by. Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed, because it takes away from the spirit of the sport.
    PEDs should not be allowed, because it takes away from the spirit of the sport. Professional athletes are using PEDs more and more, and they might not realize it but they are influencing younger generations to use them also. 20% of high school athletes say that they were influenced to do PEDs by professional athletes. 50% say their friends took PEDs because they saw professional athletes do them. When you take PEDs you enhance your playing ability and the game loses meaning. Being an athlete means working hard to do what you are good at. Not taking drugs to make you better.
    Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed, because it takes away from the game. Drug tests should be increased among all athletes, young and old, for the betterment of the game."
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  • +6 +10 -4 St.Jimmy Nov. 13, 2014
    "Using performance enhancing drugs would take away the whole point of being a professional athlete. Isn't the whole reason their professionals because they have talent? What's the point of taking a drug that just makes you "better" at what you do? That would defeat the whole purpose of competition sports, and make them literally completely pointless. Its a cowardly thing to do, and shows signs of insecurity and weakness, "Oh I'm not good enough! I need steroids to make myself better!" If you want to get better at what you do, try harder. Train harder. If a person is dedicated enough, they'd find away without using any kind of drugs."
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  • +6 +9 -3 vanessa Nov. 13, 2014
    "I don't think drugs should be used in any sport event because that would ruin the athlete. Plus it would ruin the whole purpose of the sport. I would want to see how well an athlete can do in their event without having to use any drugs that would help them."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Shane Worley Nov. 13, 2014
    "I don't think performance enhancing drugs should be used in sports. I think that's stupid. If you're not enough of an athlete to play the sport without drugs, you don't need to play. People need to use their natural talent, not something from a drug. They are harmful to the body and can hurt you. They are cheating."
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  • +6 +12 -6 Brody Feb. 18, 2014
    "It is pretty much cheating in sports."
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  • +6 +21 -15 KD Feb. 7, 2013
    "what's the whole point of doing drugs... If you are doing steroids and playing a sport, that just shows that YOU are weak..."
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  • +6 +25 -19 two chopstick Nov. 30, 2012
    "these make the game unfair"
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  • +6 +23 -17 Lizard Nov. 28, 2012
    "I strongly believe that athletes should not take drugs. Using drugs, such as steroids harms their body. Yes, it may help them win many competitions, but your health is more important than winning. If you win by taking a drug, you're only cheating yourself. You're not getting anywhere, without putting your effort into it. Put the effort, don't cheat yourself, and if you don't do so well. Keep trying and you'll succeed, but don't do anything to cheat yourself because in reality you know that competition you won, wasn't meant for you. Just remember "Cheaters never win" and "Winners never cheat". If you don't take drugs and win, you will feel much better and proud of yourself. Because you know that the effort you put in was 100%, without using anything to cheat yourself!"
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  • +6 +21 -15 Jennny Nov. 27, 2012
    "Using drugs in sports is not fair at all! Using the drugs can also cause many side affects. Doing sports is all about having fun and pushing yourself physically."
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  • +5 +11 -6 Alex Gonzales Mar. 19, 2015
    "The reason that I want the drugs in sports to stop is because this whole drug use in sports is disrespectful to the rules and the law and especially the game. You see, most of the time they take performance enhancing drugs because the players may feel like smaller or weak. But when the players take the drugs it's like a bunch of mutant titans running around the field.
    Well don't you think that some of your players are role models? That can ruin a reputation for him. I think that the drugs in sports are pointless because just because they feel like they are too small, I say just work out more train more. This makes me mad- the drug use in sports has become abusive. What I feel that should happen is we should check more if players have drugs before every game and after every game.

    There are so many other ways drug use in sports are bad. For instance, if you are running down the field and someone can get blind sided which can give risk of concussion or brain damage. It can also give you cancer from some types of steroids because it can change your health. And this is why I think that the drug use in sports should stop and these are just a few reasons there are many many more."
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  • +5 +11 -6 Lauren Mar. 6, 2015
    "I'm going con on this, because why would you want to do this to yourself. Drugs are way bad for you and you should never try any kind of drug.
    Please Never try steriods,
    Lauren"
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  • +5 +9 -4 Trey Shaw Jan. 6, 2015
    "Not at all. Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be accepted in any sport. If your wish is to become muscular and stronger, then that is strictly on yourself to get that done in the gym or elsewhere. Why should anyone be able to just take a pill and gain -13 pounds of muscle in 10 weeks is not fair to people who want to be natural and do things the right way. Steroids and other Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be allowed at all, in any sport."
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  • +5 +9 -4 Peyton Griffin Jan. 6, 2015
    "Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be used in sports. There is a lot of athletes in sports such as football that are already very strong that can just send receivers flying. In college football there is a lot of players that get hurt because of being hit so hard. Then they get concussions and others injuries. Enhancing Drugs should not be used just for the safety of our players."
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  • +5 +12 -7 Madeline Jan. 6, 2015
    "I am against drug usage in sports because that would be basically cheating. Athletes should show their natural talent in whatever sport they are in. This problem gets worse if the team or the player on the same team used the drug would win because like said earlier that would be cheating. Drugs are bad for your health too except for medical drugs. If someone use it for too long, they would be ill or die. These drugs could cause a slow-motion public health catastrophe."
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  • +5 +12 -7 alex Nov. 13, 2014
    "I think that if a person wants to take steroids they should take it but there will be side effects. But they should not use it in sports because thats unfair to the other players who don't take it. So dont implement it into sports let sports stay the way they are steroid free for the most part."
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  • +5 +10 -5 Jordyn W. Nov. 13, 2014
    "I strongly disagree with the use of steroids in sports. Most importantly it is not good for your body. There is zero health benefits of taking these steroids. Athletes above all are the people you would think choose to live healthy lifestyles right? If so there is no need for medications if your are eating properly and working out. I feel like if you feel the need to take steroids for sports you should not be allowed to play. It is not hard to be muscular, you just have to put in the time."
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  • +5 +8 -3 Casey F. Nov. 13, 2014
    "In my opinion I do not think that steroids should be used in sports. I think that you need to workout on your own, and not have to take steroids to look good. Think about taking all those steroids, it is not a good thing for your body, and could lead you to health issues. I know that they said athletes could take them at their own risk, but why would you want to risk it? I would definitely say no to having steroids accepted in sports activities."
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  • +5 +9 -4 lilgermangirl12 Nov. 12, 2014
    "drugs in sports should be illigal because it can cause bad things to people who play sports."
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  • +5 +10 -5 Jadia Clem Nov. 6, 2014
    "No drugs should not be in use,for example it harms and breaks your body down.People should be more aware about that kids and adults are doing drugs yes we do know that some drugs are medicine, but that is for heath care not for fun.People need to just wake up and see the light it's wrong!"
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  • +5 +12 -7 Minihulk Oct. 14, 2014
    "I think steriods should not be used in sports becuase they are useless and nothing good comes out of using them. Yes some people think they can make you better at sports with less work but I think with enough hardwork and talent, you can be way better then the people juicing. Take me for example, I am a 16 year old natural bodybuilder and I am bigger than a lot of rioded up teen bodybuilders becuase I work hard and it's probably becuase of my genetics, but if you believe you can do something hard enough and get off your ass and do it, great things will come to those who work hard, that's how the world works. Love y'all, hoe you like my comment, stay natural :)"
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  • +5 +13 -8 Cat Sep. 6, 2014
    "As an athlete, I want to be the best because I am the best. I want to win because I've trained harder and deserved it. Not because I bought the best dope."
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  • +5 +9 -4 Jacob Way May. 29, 2014
    "major league sports should be and stay fair, drugs just make it unfair to those who don't use them and want to play the game on an even playing field."
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  • +5 +8 -3 BCM Apr. 15, 2014
    "No, because it's unfair to the other players. The chances to win would something like 80 to 20. Some would even die with some dangerous drugs. Even though it's their choice, it could harmful to the community."
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  • +5 +9 -4 elly Mar. 31, 2014
    "I'm a con because there's no point in having a competition if everyone's cheating."
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  • +5 +9 -4 Sadie Feb. 11, 2014
    "Sport success should be determined by actual skill, not by the effect of performance enhancing drugs."
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  • +5 +12 -7 anonymous Nov. 22, 2013
    "Performance enhancing drugs are making sports pretty unfair. If everyone competes with their natural body (-the drugs) then every team and individual would have a fair chance of winning and losing. Instead of using drugs in sports people should work on their technique and learning more about the sport than just muscling through it. Doing drugs in the first place is bad so sports shouldn't make it okay."
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  • +4 +13 -9 against it Nov. 8, 2013
    "People shouldn't be able to cheat their way through life. When we were little that's all we heard about don't lie, cheat, or steal. So why the people cheating get acknowledged over the ones doing it the right way."
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  • +4 +11 -7 David Aug. 5, 2013
    "Why should there be a double standard for athletes.
    If I were to use these drugs, not only could I be arrested for possession, but get a DUI for driving on them."
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  • +4 +15 -11 Anonymous May. 28, 2013
    "Drugs are wrong. I mean, what about the athlete role models that children look up to? It may have a bad influence on future generations. I believe there are no pros to this debate. Performance enhancing drugs also have nasty side-effects such as vomiting and headaches. They are BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD. And did I mention that they were BAD?"
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  • +4 +20 -16 Austin Feb. 16, 2013
    "I think that if athletes want to use the drugs, they should be allowed to compete, but if they set a record or win, it doesnt count. I think many people would find all their hard work and training mean more to them than the drugs if they will never be able to "win" doing them.
    Maybe then we will see some decline in usage eh?"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Rees May. 12, 2016
    "What do you think of when you hear the word "Drugs?" Do you think of pills, tobacco, or medications? Most people would probably think these things are bad for you. Why are steroids any different?
    Steroids demote all sorts of things, like the purpose of sports, the fun, and the feeling of accomplishment. When people use steroids, they don't use them to have fun. They use them to beat others, to win. So, with this short comment, I just want to say something.
    Drugs can hurt you. Be careful."
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  • +2 +6 -4 dillon lansky Apr. 5, 2016
    "then, sports will be all about who uses the most drugs"
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  • +2 +7 -5 Colby Mar. 28, 2015
    "Steroids should not be accepted in sports. Athletes are supposed to be role models for younger athletes. When athletes that younger people look up to use performance enhancing drugs, then the young athletes may also use drugs. Using steroids also causes serious health issues, such as strokes and heart attacks."
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  • +2 +7 -5 Felipe Calderon Feb. 20, 2015
    "We should not except theses drugs because they dishonor the game so u can get an unfair advantage. people that have been caught using theses drugs should be banned from sports for life."
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  • +2 +8 -6 I'm Cornholio Dec. 9, 2014
    "Drugs really. Why do people do drugs like really why. Oh because they want to empress girls of their about oh I have a 6 pack. More like a fake one. When there going to have it and the girl doesn't fell any thing. She might say come here. She sees that you took steroids."
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  • +2 +27 -25 sally Jan. 28, 2013
    "because i dont think it right"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Sean Scrap Dec. 7, 2016
    "Performance Enhancing drugs is a dirty way to get muscle because some people actually try to get muscle the real way without being dirty and they live healthier better lives"
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  • +1 +4 -3 nodrugs777 May. 24, 2016
    "Steroids give a unfair advantage and brings a wrong message to kids."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Dancingflower Apr. 20, 2016
    ". Abusive drugs are Evil: "Sport is meant to be about honesty - what you see is all there is. Doping is part of an evil influence extending to match fixing and gambling that has always been a (hidden) part of professional sport, but which will likely ultimately destroy it. If we do not fix this problem professional sport finally distances itself from the mystical endeavour it is meant to be and the athletes themselves will always be evil."
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  • +1 +14 -13 Roid rage Apr. 23, 2014
    "sports should be played fairly. when on steriods your mental state deteriates. people could hurt someone for any little thing when not in a game why allow someone to have it during a game. It kills the person slowly and it could kill someone else due to that person because they have no clue what they are doing"
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  • +1 +16 -15 Adam John Kowski Jan. 9, 2014
    "I'm CON because its cheating also it could possibly kill the user. Any tittle will be stripped if they are caught. It is used to have an advantage over other players that are better than them. And finally no matter how many times the person uses it they can't be inducted into the H all of Fame."
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  • +1 +20 -19 Dave Klyzek May. 22, 2013
    "I cant imagine how far back records in many sports go that were altered by PEDs. If you want a more level playing field money has to be taken out of the equation. It's simply the main reason people cheat. From the performers themselves to the sports governing bodies. Everybody wants their sport to be at it's highest level so they allow cheating and even encourage it for the good of their sport. The average fan has no idea what is really going on. Look at Lance Armstrong, maybe the most successful PED user of all time. His fans simply wont accept the fact he cheated, they make excuses for his doing so. Cheating is never gonna end as long as the rewards keep getting more lucrative. People say they wouldnt cheat, BS, anybody that says this is a liar, simple, if you are faced with the chance to make millions, most will do it, its human nature. Have a nice day."
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  • 0 0 0 Student Sep. 18, 2017
    "drugs give an unfair advantage to the people using them."
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  • 0 0 0 Quintyn Aug. 4, 2017
    "Drugs suck, don't take them it's harming the population"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Timmy Apr. 20, 2017
    "It is totally barbaric to watch players beat each other up on the field."
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  • 0 +1 -1 FaZe Rain Mar. 8, 2017
    "weed is bad- barrack obama
    steriods are worse- barrack obama"
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  • 0 +1 -1 big fella Feb. 21, 2017
    "no peds such as roids cant be used in sports it creates a unfair advantege for the teams it would cause bigger contracts and would kill the competive nature of sports"
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  • 0 +7 -7 M Feb. 25, 2016
    "Do drugs in sports are bad. they may help you do the sports but it can hurt your health pretty bad. doing drugs in sports is like cheating because you are getting the strength or speed that you don't have without the drugs. bottom line is drugs are bad and you shouldn't be able to use them in sports."
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  • 0 +16 -16 JewBoy8 May. 27, 2014
    "It can kill the player/athlete. Also look at Lance Armstrong, his career got ruined because of steroids."
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  • -1 0 -1 Timmy Apr. 20, 2017
    "It is completely barbaric and immature to watch buffed up players beat each other up on the field."
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  • -1 0 -1 Sarah Mar. 27, 2017
    "I think athletes should be on an even playing field and if we allow some to do drugs then the others will feel pressured to do it to keep up. People shouldn't put their health at risk to be athletes."
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  • -1 +1 -2 No Feb. 9, 2017
    "Then all athletes will even if they dont want to just to stay close"
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  • -1 +1 -2 Taco Feb. 2, 2017
    "Nah I mean they can do whatever they want to their bodies but wouldn't it could end badly"
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  • -1 +1 -2 BEAN Feb. 2, 2017
    "It's just plain bad to do that to your body you could die do you really want to do that come on"
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  • -1 +1 -2 killer Jan. 31, 2017
    "I do not like drugs because you're slowly killing yourself with drugs.drugs are bad for kids like me I'm thirteen years old and I'm in alternative school for bringing a contraband to school so don't be stupid and do that stuff trust me it will get you nowhere in life."
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  • -1 +1 -2 baller Jan. 25, 2017
    "No, they should not be allowed in sports because they're having a bad influence on kids."
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  • -1 +1 -2 nicolas cageosaur Jan. 18, 2017
    "Although I'm no big fan of sports, I do consider it cheating and unfair if a person uses PEDs to compete. Not only are you making this an unwinnable (or significantly more difficult) game for someone else, but you're hurting yourself. Who wants to die of liver damage because they couldn't play a sport honestly?"
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  • -1 +1 -2 Sammy Fox Dec. 14, 2016
    "No, because it want make you better or cooler, but it will get you kicked out of sports."
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  • -1 +2 -3 frank eisenhower Oct. 20, 2016
    "No. Its cheating, and besides that, it can be fatal and generationally fatal (like teaching children to do whatever they can to win; they pass the rule on)."
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  • -1 +6 -7 Nathan Toftoy Apr. 27, 2016
    "It isn't healthy and has a possibility that the drugs might kill you."
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  • -1 +6 -7 oodlessss4ever Mar. 25, 2016
    "no because if you're THAT famous why would you risk your life!!!!????!?!?!???"
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  • -1 +13 -14 cam Apr. 20, 2015
    "no it should not because if it was legalized then it would be expensive and only the rich would be able to use it"
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  • -1 +14 -15 dustin May. 15, 2014
    "performance enhancing drugs have negative effects such as increased anger and a shortened fuse. There are no positives to this topic, and anybody who thinks there is positives to this topic are probably taking steroids themeselfs."
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  • -2 0 -2 austin Feb. 1, 2017
    "drugs are bad for the environment and for the people so give up drugs and stay away from drugs or you will wind up in jail like all the other people who did drugs and you do not want to be there."
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  • -2 0 -2 austin Feb. 1, 2017
    "I go with con because drugs are bad for your health and can really hurt you and your system.Your organs can get messed up and can mess with your nervous system and can get in the brain and mess it up."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Harley Lyman May. 10, 2016
    "drugs shouldn't be allowed because they are straight dangerous and basically stupid."
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  • -2 +4 -6 Spencer N. May. 9, 2016
    "I think it is bad because it defeats the purpose of being skilful. Anyone could use them and it is just straight up stupid. I'm not for it."
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  • -2 +8 -10 coby Feb. 4, 2016
    "You'll always remember that you used a drug to get to where you are and when you achieve something big you'll always ask yourself "Could I have done that without the drug?" then you'll have doubts about yourself and who you are. But its also bad , drugs never benefit your health or well being"
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