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People talk about the great players that have played before, Lawrence Taylor, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. These players were amazing athletes who played the game they loved every day. These legends would give one hundred and ten percent every time they stepped onto the field, into the court, or onto the rink. One thing we do not associate with these players is the use of any illegal substances to boost their level of play. But today we have gold medalists being stripped of their Olympic medals, players facing a lifetime ban, and every day another athlete being suspended for a shorter period of time. The use of performance enhancers in any professional sport is unfair to the hard-working athletes who do not participate in the drugs, the fans who look up to them, and to the sport itself, the people who infringe on the rules of using the illegal substances, such as steroids, gene therapy, human growth hormones, and blood doping should be excommunicated from the game they play if they take the drugs knowingly.
There are many different types of performanc…