Does this mean the Big Three sports in this country (baseball, basketball & football) are going to finally get serious about drug use?
Somehow, I doubt it.
White House deputy “drug czar” Scott Burns blasted U.S. sports leagues Tuesday for failing to adopt World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards and indicated their leaders were enablers for dope cheats.
Burns, the U.S. government representative to last week’s Madrid WADA meeting, picked apart the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball excuses for ignoring WADA.
“They don’t want to sign on because it’s tough and it’s specific and there are consequences and it will be monitored and cheaters will be caught and exposed,” Burns told reporters in a teleconference call.
WADA adopted a new anti-doping code last week that football world governing body FIFA ratified, Burns noted, dismissing U.S. league notions that athletes need more protection and low overturn rates of WADA bans made them less valid.
“That’s a tribute to WADA,” Burns said. “That’s a way to avoid. It’s an excuse by the leagues not to participate. It’s good enough for FIFA. It is good enough for sports all over the world but not our professional leagues.”
And then you have shit like this:
Subject: more doping in sports
Mosley accused of doping
“Boxer says he used EPO unknowingly as a report details his alleged drug regimen before 2003 De La Hoya fight.”
“unknowingly” my ass.
Yeah, I just suddenly got better. At least he isn’t saying he thought it was flax seed oil.
From the LA Times article linked above:
“I didn’t understand it to be blood doping, I was told it would keep my [red] blood cells high,” Mosley said. “I didn’t know the extent of this. To be honest, I didn’t care to have it, but [Hudson] kept saying this stuff was great, and described it as ‘icing on the cake,’ because when you work as hard as I do, you need something to help you recover. Like vitamins, I thought.”
The icing on the cake.
My cake needs icing.
Either that, or I had better start eating a lot less cake.
Who am I kidding? Back fat is so in these days.
To review: Boxers on the dope. And, now, tennis players as well.
Subject: Now even tennis players are doping
Unbelievable, especially the quote”They say that cocaine increases self-confidence and creates a type of euphoria,” she said in a statement. ”I don’t know. I only know that if I were to try to hit the ball while in any state of euphoria, it simply wouldn’t work…”. Right. Hypothetically speaking, if (when) I imbibed, I could pretty much rock it like a mofo from dusk ’til dawn. Hypothetically speaking of course. Is lying part of the professional training program these days?
Hope the riding (any kind) is good on these crisp mornings.
I’m afraid the lying has been part of it for a long, long time.by