Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs), the MLB and the NFL
In light of today’s news out of Miami regarding PEDs prescribed to numerous MLB players, once again Major League baseball is taking a hit. On my drive home tonight though, I was listening to MLB radio and a couple of interesting points were made regarding PEDs, the MLB and the NFL.
1- Why isn’t the public as concerned about the use of PEDs in the NFL as they are with the use in the MLB? The point they made was that Offensive Linemen are not setting individual records(individual glory) like so many baseball players, therefore the public doesn’t really care that they may be “cheating”.
2- Although the NFL has done a lot in the past several months to increase awareness of concussions , have they “swept under the rug” the PEDs role in the increase in concussions. Is it possible that the increased use of PEDs is one of many contributing factors to the concussion rate. ....bigger, faster linemen...harder hits. Will we see the NFL enhancing their drug testing to reduce the use of PEDs in the hopes to decrease concussions?
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