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In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids. Steroids may be referred to as ‘roids’, juice, hype, or pump and they are powerful drugs. Performance enhancing drugs should be completely banned from professional sports because they are illegal, unhealthy, and unfair.
Steroids are illegal in professional sports because, it may help the competitor gain an advantage over all other athletes, and it negatively impacts the users body. Steroids have been named illegal by many…
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