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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Terri Bradshaw Admits to Using Steroids... What's Next Amy Winehouse Admitting to Smoking Crack?

And I thought he just had male pattern baldness!! On the Dan Patrick Show last Thursday, former Pittsburgh Steeler Terri Bradshaw admitted to using steroids when he played football. Bradshaw said, "We did steroids to get away the aches and the speed of healing. My use of steroids from a doctor was to speed up (healing after) injury, and I thought nothing of it. ... It was to speed up the healing process, that was it. It wasn't to get bigger and stronger and faster." Bullshit! And Amy Winehouse smokes crack to help concentrate, it has nothing to do with getting high. The problem is that steroids and performance enhancing drugs are so widely used in professional sports that it is more shocking when you hear someone has not used them than when you hear someone has. If you think that steroids are not used by professional and college/amateur athletes then you probably think that your teenage son has never smoked pot. Both drugs have similar status in society. Steroids and pot are both widely used, but illegal, and both are made out to be more dangerous than they really are. (Although Steroids are probably more dangerous than pot when used without medical supervision). Regulating illegal performance enhancing drugs is a game of cat and mouse between laws, doctors, and athletes. The athletes find new drugs to use and new ways of using them so that they are not intentional breaking the law. People just need to realize that this goes on, has gone on, and will continue to go on. Get over it. Well, It looks like most people have because this story fell well below the radar. He said this last week, and only today did Pittsburgh news stations mention it. I can't tell if no one cares about steroid use or if no one cares about Terri Bradhsaw. Probably the latter. Plus the Werewolf that stalled half way through transformation known as Don Imus has been saying racist things again. (Don't ask me how that would effect this story. For some reason I feel they are on the same news level caring). Knowing Congress, they will waste tax payers money conducting an investigation into Football.

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