RANT! Drugs and bad conduct in professional sports

RANT! Drugs and bad conduct in professional sports

I am sick and tired of the bad attitude and the drugs in professional sports. I know that many athletes say that they aren’t heroes and they shouldn’t be held to a higher standard. I tend to agree with them but can’t we at least hold them to the same level of conduct that we hold our own co-workers?

If my co-worker was found to be sleeping with the boss in order to get ahead, they would both be dismissed from their position. If they lied on their resume, they would be fired. If they were salespeople and they falsified an order, they would be fired.

Similarly, if I go into work tomorrow and strike my boss with a fist (sometimes I have wanted to) then I would be fired and possibly be charged with a crime.

So why is it okay to have steroid use in sports? That is cheating.

Why is it okay for players to go into the stands and strike a spectator? I don’t care if that spectator was heckling you. You don’t hit them.

As I write this, Michael Vick recently pled guilty to training and fighting dogs. We should throw the book at him just like we would for any lowlife.

Some athletes say that they are simply entertainers and therefore shouldn’t be held to a hero’s standard. When was the last time that Dennis Miller walked into the audience and struck a heckler? Entertainers need to be judged as people and citizens and not get special treatment.


Here is some related reading for you to enjoy:
Uncle Says Vick Has Found Jesus After Dog Fighting Charges
Michael Vick – It?s A Dog Eat Dog World
Whoopi excuses dog fighting?
Undercover Dog Fighting Ruins Football Star?s Reputation
Michael Vick needs to grow up

I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.

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3 Replies to “RANT! Drugs and bad conduct in professional sports”

  1. I don’t think dog fighting should be a profession and it should be banned, but that’s because I’m sympathetic to animals. As far as holding professional athletes to the standard of a hero, no I don’t think people should look at them as that, but you know when you get bombarded with certain individuals in the media and people applaud them, some people tend to look up to them, especially kids, so I do think they should be extra careful about what they do.

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