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Brandon Hudson Mishra, Raja. Steroids and Sports Are a Losing Combination. The author of the article I chose discussed several stories of real life steroid abuse stories. The first of which was about Ben Johnson a Canadian sprinter at the peak of his career. He was the favorite to beat his American rival in the 1988 Olympics. Everything fell into place perfectly, Johnson ran like a mad man and crushed hi opponent. He was envied by his peers and celebrated by his fellow Canadians. All seemed well until his metal was stripped from him because his drug test came back positive for steroids. The next story was about a bodybuilder who died from steroid abuse. The doctors told his family that his liver and kidneys just stopped working. The last story was about a high school student who was on his way to prom when he went into a coma. The coma was
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Unformatted text preview: later found to be due to his excessive steroid abuse. The question I have for all steroid abusers is simply why? The uses of steroids only makes sense to me when it comes to sports. Those athletes are just a bunch of cheaters who decide they to win at any cost. Being a baseball player myself this disgusts me, because I know that there are so many people out there that are cheating to get ahead. But those people who use steroids just to get bigger need to ask themselves some questions. Is the cosmetic appearance worth all of the risks involved? Why would you put your life on the line in order to get bigger quicker? The fact is that we can all get huge naturally, by eating right and working out....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Guthberg during the Fall '07 term at CSU Chico.

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