February 8th, 2009
06:42 PM ET

Steroids and Sports

There is A TON of controversy surrounding steroids and the effects of taking them.  As far as the government is concerned, if you take steroids to get bigger muscles or to get better at a sport, you're breaking the law.  Yet despite the fact that they're illegal, and despite the side effects that come from abusing steroids, some athletes continue to do it.

Two of the baseball superstars you hear about in Monday's show say they've never tried steroids.  Some reports directly contradict them.  But we're curious as to whether the accusations make you feel any differently about the stars themselves - or about professional sports.

Would you care if record-setting athletes used illegal steroids to make themselves bigger, stronger or faster?  Does it matter to you if the games you go to see are "clean," or do you just want to see them well-played, regardless of whether everyone's playing by the rules?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (395 Responses)
  1. Juan

    I think record-setting athletes should not take steroids because it would not be fair to the athletes who train hard every day to be come better at the sport. Games are played to see who is the better man/woman not who has the bigger muscles.

    February 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  2. Kaylai

    useing steriods is wrong. they should not be playing the game if they wanna use that stuff. other players work hard to play.

    February 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  3. Sam

    I think steroids are NOT good for the body and should not be used for sports and only for health issues!!!! IF and when anyone is found using steriods they should never be alble to compete in sports again!!! They should also be sent to JAIL!!! There should be major charges for the use of steriods for sports so people stop using them. Mostly famous people we look up to use steriods, if those famous people are caught and aressted many normal peolple would stop to.

    I would definetly care if record setting athletes were found taking steroids!!! i would definetly not look up to them anymore and hope that their record will not count anymore. Afterall we want records to be made by naturally good and fit people, not people that get good and fit off of steroids. The game should always be clean and fair!!!!

    February 8, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  4. Grace

    One of the cool things about sports is seeing how much a person can accomplish on their own. It's kinda like when people went to the moon, it was a big thing for the whole world. When people set a record, it should be normal and safe, without the use of drugs or steroids. It makes it all the cooler, and better. Putting things into your body that shouldn't be there in the first place isn't making you "better" in my view, regardless of whether they make you faster and stronger. It just makes it wrong and seem fake.

    February 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  5. SaRaH

    i think that athletes take steroids cause they think people will like them better if they are bigger, stronger, or faster, and so that they could be in the fall of fame. so steroids are really bad for all people. people should just be themselves and not care what every on else thinks about them.

    February 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  6. TJ

    Steroids are not the answer to succeeding. You need to word hard in order to succeed.

    February 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Mr.Sabec's Class

    If steriods make the games better or more intresting then why not? Why not take steriods. Alothough there should be a limit of consumsion

    February 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm |
  8. Casey

    When I am at a game to see my favorite athlete play I want to see them play not the steriods and I think that playing a clean game is not always important.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:03 am |
  9. Casey

    Playing a clean game is important especially when it comes to being clean with steriods.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:04 am |
  10. Matthew

    I don't think it is fair at all. If you cheat to have steroids at the Olympics, that would many other people very sad. I would hate to have my dreams ruined just because of the stupid steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:17 am |
  11. Derek

    Baseball is entertainment and chicks dig the long ball. So let all the players take performance enhancing drugs so there is a level playing field. These drugs are merely the latest technology. Let the game evolve.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:00 am |
  12. melissa

    It's not fair that players that take steroids are better than others. The players should play fair which is practicing everyday to get bigger and faster.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:11 am |
  13. Joyce

    I don't think a guy would want breasts.
    But probabaly all guys want muscels.
    Why would you need steroids if you're a baseball player?
    Don't you exersize enough?
    (sorry not a big sports fan.I'm clueless<3)

    February 9, 2009 at 7:25 am |
  14. HANNAH!!!!!

    I think that it ruins the baseball player's reputation and it ruins the game. Yeah.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:00 am |
  15. John

    I think they are all idiots because....you know what steroids do to their manli-hood....no babies!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:01 am |
  16. Shwayze

    I think using steriods is a big deal because its not fair for one guy to work his hardest in the weight room, and another take steroids and be just as big without any work at all. Even if the Yankees are the best, which they are, if a-rod is using steroids there should be a punishment for it.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:01 am |
  17. Marshall

    If you use steroids and set an MLB record it shouldn't count because you CHEATED!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:02 am |
  18. Homie

    I think that steroids are the stupidest thing ever invented, you want to screw up you sports carrier, go ahead and take steroids!!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:03 am |
  19. Anabel

    I think that it is dumb that they are doing steroids. I don't really like baseball. But for people that do I think they would like to see a "clean" game. If the baseball players use steroids they are kind of cheating because the steroids make them do better. And I don't think its fair for the baseball players that don't do steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:03 am |
  20. Kate

    I think that if people need to use steroids that they should not be allowed to play baseball.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:03 am |
  21. connor

    I would care if it was my favorite player but I hate A-Rod I don't care but if gets supended it will help the red sox

    February 9, 2009 at 8:04 am |
  22. chandler

    I think that if you have to use steroids, then you aren't a real star. If your ability and hard work can't get you as far as some other people, then maybe you aren't the best anymore. Part of it is also is getting old. If you are getting old, then maybe it's time to retire.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:04 am |
  23. frannie

    it's really stupid for sports stars to do steroids because if they get caught they could ruin their career. If they get caught people won't admire them and they won't be as popular as they once were.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:04 am |
  24. Teto

    Let me be clear. the home run records of people on steroids should absolutely NOT stand. it is completely not fair that people who have illegally made themselves stronger, should be able to keep their records.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  25. Matt

    I think that anyone who uses steroids should be punished. People who work really hard and put their life into training so they can hit home runs deserve that honor, not the ones that cheat with steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  26. Abby

    Oh My God! Why do dudes need to be so stupid. What, If they do steroids they will be more macho!? Those dudes are so stupid! And you all are so not Macho!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  27. J

    I think that steroids are bad. People shouldn't use them. Especially Men! And I don;'t care what anybody says. Bonds has used and still does use steroids. He has tested positive like four times and there are people that knew him that said he used them. I am bothered by this because he broke Hank Aaron's record and I don't think he deserved it.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  28. parker

    If you use steroids, you only make baseball a worse sport than it already is. Baseball is a bad enough sport, now that players are using steroids, it's worse than ever.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  29. Anju

    I think that illegal steroids should definetly have some punishment. If you allow steroids in the major leagues then not only are they setting themselves up for diseases but also, it would make an unfair game.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:29 am |
  30. Colin

    Well...the spirit of Olympic games is citius,altius and fortius.(Latin for more faster, more higher and more stronger)And basically we do sports to win right? Yeah, I know some people says we play just to enjoy not to win. But hey, just enjoying is not why we play. If we are here to enjoy sports why we can use online sports games. We play to win.
    I think it's the same with baseball. I agree that steroids should not be used, but I think the game should be played well.
    (But you know Carl, don't consider me to use this drug. News said that it makes boys breasts of girls. I thought that was only on TV science drama!)

    February 9, 2009 at 8:33 am |
  31. Kasandra & Jessie

    I don't think it's fair for any athlete to use steroids because really it is excactly like cheating and it's not fair to the honest players who don't do steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:34 am |
  32. Victoria

    I'm not necessarily a fan of baseball anyway, and hearing about this illegal drug use just makes me dislike it even more. It's a shame that people would use illegal drugs to make themselves better than anyone else at a game.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:35 am |
  33. Morgan

    Steroids should be illeagle in sports. If players win a game or break a record because they are on steroids then that isn't fair to all the other honest players. Steroids are the ultimate form of cheating. Little kids look up to sports players, the are roll models, what kind of exampes are they setting by being so unhonest. Plus they are only hurting themselves. what is a trophie if you are going to die at the age of 40? I think that players should come clean and embrace their punishment and make an attempt to change their life around.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  34. Graham

    I think the American people just want to see a game that is entertaining, whether steroids are used or not.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  35. Isaiah

    I say, steroids are hooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrible. It makes guys more like girls and girls more like guys. Plus it makes the seem like they're cheating to achieve the praise they get everyday.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  36. Jojo

    I HATE the fact that people use steroids to make themselves better at a sport. It's called cheating. Whatever happened to sportsmanship? People should be happy with what they have and leave it at that. If I go to a game, i want to see a game played honestly. To me, winning or losing doesn't matter, It's how you play the game.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:37 am |
  37. Jessie & Kasandra

    Although the other baseball players, who don't use steroids, should not be punished for their team mates use, the rules about steroids should be enforced more. But then again the steroid users get punished plenty when they get acne and boobs.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:38 am |
  38. Shayla

    I think it's sad that athletes now-a-days have to use steriods to enhance their skills. We look up to these people as heros. It's a huge disappointment.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:39 am |
  39. Yadira

    It is not the time to worry about something that isn't that important. The past is the past, so what's done is done, and we can't change. Although they hven't been honest, they shouldn't get a consequence for something that was done already, and cannot be changed.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:39 am |
  40. David

    i think that it is not ok to use steroids to perform better at sports. I do beleive that it is ok to use if proscribed by a doctor. It is not fair because a person who loves sports might want to perform at the top rates as the top individuals but to do so, he would have to use steriods to catch up.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  41. Jonathan

    If you are smart enough not to get caught, then it is fine to use steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  42. John

    Steroids are stupid to use. They can stop your growth if you're still developing, and they also can make you look more like the opposite sex. They can be subscribed for medical issues, but they should NEVER be used otherwise.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:42 am |
  43. Lizzy

    I don't think that people should use steriods ilegally. If they want more body mass then they should work hard to get muscles.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:43 am |
  44. Kay

    people should just stop taking steroids cause there's no point your just tricking yourself and not playing fair. I'd rather see a clean game, its already fun like that. If one player takes steroids and the union thinks its ok then everyone should take it. everything should be fair!

    February 9, 2009 at 9:03 am |
  45. David

    I think to say most athletes don't use steroids is naive. Many more athletes use them than people realize, but when testing that many people for something you have to expect some people to slip through the cracks. Also steroids don't give you skill, they just enhance what is already there while destroying the inside of your body.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  46. Colin

    i think that steroidss are a very bad thing and that no one should do that just npractice and get better

    February 9, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  47. yani

    i think a rod is dum anyways since he is on the yankees haha

    February 9, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  48. alex

    i think it was very bad to use steroids.....yup

    February 9, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  49. Beau

    I think that rodriguez has always used steriods and I hate a-rod so ya........

    GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yankees stink

    February 9, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  50. Lindsay

    I can't believe players would do that just to win a game. Plus, if you think about it, there are a lot of defects when using it

    February 9, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  51. Matt

    i think major league baseball should be more concerned about the use off steriods and do more frequent checks

    February 9, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  52. Sean

    I think that any person who takes steroids should be suspended from the sport they are playing at the time for the rest of the year and the next one. I believe that taking steroids is like cheating.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  53. Corey

    I think it is stupid.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  54. Anna

    Yes it kind of does matter becasue they're not using their ability to succeed , they're using drugs to do it. They should be able to do it without using drugs.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  55. kathleen

    I think that the men that do drugs should be taken off the team and band from baseball so that the there team can still stay in the game and not have give the game up and possible go to world champions ships.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  56. Addie

    I don't even now why baseball players even need steroids. I mean obviously to play better but its stupid someone should just tell them to stop, and say that there will be a consequence if they keep using them. they should say that right to there face. like have a meeting with the people that use steroids, or with the people that they think use steroids. They are all grown men so they can make decisions, if they want to stay on the team and not use steroids, or keep using steroids for no reason and not be on the team.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  57. Kennedy

    Seriously no one should use steriods, it doesn't matter if you are a pro athlete or just a regular person. If it is against the law then why are they the acception to it?? If they want to drug their bodies then let them, but also let pay for it.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  58. Zack

    I think that they should not keep the records because they used enhancements of the mussel and that to me is quite disturbing that (one the outcome of the over doses and two) it isn't natural. Which, to me, is not "human".

    February 9, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  59. Kristina

    It's just not right to use steroids, I mean why not just train to be that fast and strong. Yes, it would take a while, but at least you wouldn't be using drugs!

    February 9, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  60. John

    I do't get why he is taking the steroids. I mean i thought he was getting paid to play baseball because he was good at baseball without steroids. Thats just dumb.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  61. Joel

    I think that the M.L.B should suspend anyone that was found using sterroids. For A-Rod they should take away any special awards he got and if he is in the hall of fame take him out. In my opinion that is still not enough.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:42 am |
  62. Sameerk

    I would care because these athletes dont need steroids just to win and please the fans but they dont have to play i mean if they want to they can but that does not mean that they have to take steroids or any other human growth hormone.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  63. Zachary

    I think they are very dangrous because they may help you in sports but come with big conquence like cancer. Also you may go to jail becausethey are very dangerousfor your body and everyone else.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:45 am |
  64. Tim

    I wouldn't like to see famous baseball players taking steroids because kids look up to them and if they see them doing it the they won't want to do it to.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:45 am |
  65. Jalen

    Steroids are bad and should be completley banned from the earth. They can give you cancer and other things. Only medical steroids should be allowed to even exist.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  66. Trinity

    He shouldn't do steriods because unpleasant consequences will follow.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  67. Amiel

    Doesn't steroids make people mad when they do something wrong?
    Does it make them want to hit someone?
    I think people shiuldn't take it.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  68. Damien

    i think that its up to those athletes to interact with thos activities. I mean its not setting a good example on us kids because we might look up to those famous star and we might do the same thing

    February 9, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  69. Allisa

    I don't like when sports players use steroids because if they get a record, then it will be because they cheated for the record. That isn't right.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:49 am |
  70. Mr. Lerch's 5th Grade Class

    Dear Carl,

    We think that steroids in sports are most definately ridiculous and should not be allowed. We would much rather watch a sport knowing that everyone is participating fairly and on an even playing field, instead of cheating. However, if A-Rod or Barry Bonds did cheat most of us believe that they should be banned from their sport and their achievments should be taken away, some of us believe that they should be punished but not banned. We are as divided as everyone else. Thanks!!!

    Mr. Lerch's 5th grade class

    February 9, 2009 at 9:55 am |
  71. rm

    Steroids are bad.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  72. MG

    Steroids are bad for you. My mom says that they are unhealthy. I know that i will never take them. 🙁

    February 9, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  73. Kailtyn T.

    I would never use steroids. No because I think that people would still consider it a drug just to make other things bigger or make you stronger.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  74. Devin

    I don't think that people should be judged by what they do and what they take if they want to take steroids to make them have boobs and look like a girl go ahead and let them because that is there body.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  75. Josh

    I believe that there should be consequences for using steroids. All the records should be questioned cause thats cheating. The players are just messing up all the other players chances of having records. Sports should be for fun, not to see who can get the buffest/ strongest.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  76. Cheyanne

    I think that no sport player should not USE steroids even if the player needs them no one should use Steroids if you play sports

    February 9, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  77. Brittney

    Ya because its not fair for an Athlete to get credit for some thing that he wasn't all him. meaning if he cant do it with out steroids then its not really him doing it. I thing any athlete that continuously using steroids should be banned from sports.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  78. Crystal

    People should not take steroids because its not far to the other people and the other team you are playing against.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  79. Brittany

    If I have a favorite athlete and I hear they have been doing steroids, I think different of them. You think that someone is really good. But when you hear about them doing drugs. It makes you think whether or not they can ever play good.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  80. brady

    That was a dumb choice that A-Rod made. That will effect his image to all the people of America. It will even effect his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  81. Devin

    I think they should arrest him for doing steroids in the first place but he could still play baseball on the team but he had to be monitered at the games so he doesn't take steroids

    February 9, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  82. Brian

    First of all, why did they allow athletes to use drugs A.K.A steroids during the 80's? What were they THINKING?!

    February 9, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  83. bob

    its just WROMG to use drugs in a sport. Imthink you should try YOUR best, not depend on a drug. 🙁

    February 9, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  84. Eric

    I think that steroids really affect sports because it gives the people who dont use steroids have a disadvantage to those who do use steroids. I also think that those who have broken records and used steroids should be erased

    February 9, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  85. Leilani

    I think that they shouldn't be allowed to play in the major league baseball teams until they are checked and it is certain that they aren't using steroids any more. It isn't fair for everyone else in the league that isn't using steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  86. Steffen

    Personally my opinion is that professionals shouldn't have to use steroids. Most likely they didn't get into the major league of that sport by using steroids in high school and/or college or they would be in very lurid physical state of being. I would never want to pay money to see unfair games played, especially with the price of the tickets!

    February 9, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  87. Marianne

    Steroids should be an illegal drug anywhere, not just professional sports. If I were watching television and the press stated that a player was using drugs, then I would think less of them. I think that if a player is a accused of using steroids that it doesn't need to be made public until it is a proven fact with no doubts, because that will ruin them forever.
    The professional sport's committees have the right to test players without notifications. The player also has the right to protect themselves and deny it! Eventually fans would be able to tell if they are using steroids, because of the side effects.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  88. Caitlin

    honestly now, steriods are baaaaaaaaaaaaad! dont take them,,(:

    February 9, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  89. Corrie

    Steroids, under any circumstances, are completely unnecessary. Atheletes may get publicity, but the overall consequence is kind of nasty.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  90. Trinh

    Well, I think the use of steroids is basically enhancing your body to be equal to that of a athlete who spent months, possibly even years of traning, so in other words its cheating.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  91. Reed

    I think that if athletes are given a natural talent for the sport they play, they don't need to use steroids. But if they do chose to use steroids, it just shows that they aren't who they want to be, maybe lacking some self confidence?

    February 9, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  92. Christopher

    I play baseball myself, and steriods don't give me as much as a negative feel toward the game, as it does to the specific players. If players test positive, it is not baseball's fault. It is the player's fault.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  93. Chu chu

    I think that people who abuse steroids and who hold the home run record like barry bonds should have the home runs that he scored while on steroids not count.
    But on the other hand they take the risk and the risk could be worse than a few home runs

    February 9, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  94. Darrin

    I agree that if you take steriods you are cheating, but you have to remember that these guys are superstars. They are getting paid to entertain the people, and they are under a lot of presure. I say that this should have been a rule in baseball since it started, so no the records and hall of fame inductions should stay.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  95. Corinne

    I can't stand people who do that kind of thing but I don't really like baseball in general. Staroids are illeagal without a prescription and shouldn't be taken for better preformance. I think these players should feel ashamed.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  96. Kelsey

    I personally think that steroids are bad and can damage your body for life, but if someone wants to do that then that’s up to them. It’s their body their destroying not mine. = -D

    February 9, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  97. Cassidy

    If an athlete is using steroids, he/she is not playing the game, the steroids are. Although steroids may increase the level of playing in the game, the game is not clean and therefore, not appealing to me.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  98. Kay-Lee

    If regular people like us get fined or in trouble for drugs, then how come celeberties can get away with it? I think that no matter who or how important they are everyone should get in trouble for it!! 🙂

    February 9, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  99. Bob

    Athletes shouldn’t break the law to get stronger. Even though we want a good game, people shouldn’t use steroids to give it to us.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  100. xiang-xuyong

    if they take steroids then they are just trying to be funny or just to win and make money. they mostly take steroids because they want the muscles to help them win and make money. its really all about the money. not what can happen to them.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  101. bob

    It's wrong to use drugs in a sport. You shuld try your best, not depend on steroids to help you.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  102. Ms. Ward's class-VA

    We believe that steroid use has affected our opinions about individual players as well as the sport of baseball. We have lost respect for some of our favorite players as a result of their steroid use. As far as home run records they should not count nor stand because they were not fairly obtained

    February 9, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  103. Rachel

    this is almost as disguisting as the micheal phelps incident. i am very touchy about sports stars like these, because alot of people take sports WAY out of hand. this, my friends, is one of the many many examples....

    February 9, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  104. Brandon

    U think that steroids shouldn't have even been made! Steroids has made our fine country worse. they need to fix the steroids so they can only be used for medical use!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  105. Rebecca

    I think whoever took steriods in sports are wack!!

    February 9, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  106. Hailey

    Watching professional baseball players that get paid to do a good job at the sport they love, and watching them cheat at it really makes me re-think if they are a good role model or not. With homerun records held by the players that used steroids to help them get the record should not continue to be a record. It's not fair towards all the players that work hard to achieve their goal when others cheat!

    Mr. Hinken's Socail Studies class
    Middle School

    February 9, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  107. Coach Williams class

    Those that use steroids are cheaters. Steroids are illegal and should not be used by used by professionals, and it is not professional to use illegal substances. By using steroids its influencing younger athletes to use them. This is uncool. As far as the records go if steroids were involved then the records should be wiped cleaned. It is not fair to those athletes that did not use steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  108. Jordy

    There are hundreds of baseball players trying to get into the League every year that are doing it the way it should be done, through hard work, and without performance enhancing drugs. A-Fraud is not only a cheater, but a cheater thats getting paid $250 mil to cheat. Way to go A-Fraud.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  109. Lauren

    athletes should not do steroids! ITS VERY BAD!

    February 9, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  110. Joey

    Well I already hated the Yankees and this just make me hate them more, especially Alex Rodriguez.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  111. Hannah

    I think that using steroids is stupid because if you use them in MLB then thats just like cheating to win. Like Barry Bonds. If he used steroids then he didn't really win it because it was all kinda fake.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  112. Courtney

    I think that he should get a pretty harsh punishment, because he deliberately lied on national television, so he could save his butt. But if he was smart, he would tell the truth, and he would have made himself a little more liked.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  113. Ellie

    What???? No I don't think that homeruns count because It is not them so to say because they used Steroids to bust their energy sop they could win.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  114. Aimee

    Yes i would care if athletes used illegal steroids, because no body should feel that bad about themselves that they need to use steroids. I would like to go to a game thats clean. I don't care about watching a game that much that i would go to a non-clean zone.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  115. muffin

    i think tht u should b alowed to use steroids!!!! WHY NOT!!! IT ENANCCES UR PERFROMANCE!!!!! it is jus fantastic!!! if A-ROD does the enancers its ok

    February 9, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  116. Kim

    I think that they should be punished fro using steroids because it is against the law. I think that soemone needs to do something or this will continue. Everyone makes bad decisions so I dont dont feel any different about it.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  117. Addison and Melmo

    I think its okay for star baseball players to use stariods. These baseball player work hard and so th3ey she be able to use them.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  118. JUSTIN

    Baseball players should be allowed to use steroids because if one or two people get physical defects is should give them the idea of what can happen from it

    February 9, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  119. Meriel

    I think that they shouldn't be able to use steroids because they can play the game with drugs or they can play it without. I think they should play it the best they can without the drugs because they would be healthier and they would be their own strength and they can say that they didn't use steroids and that it was just them out there. They can have super strong sports or normal and I think that if you're going to have one you should be yourself and be the best you can be naturally.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  120. Rachel

    Yes i would care if record setting athletes used illegal steroids. They are pretty much flushing there career. It doesnt really matter to me if the game is clean because i dont even like sports.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  121. Alyssa

    I think steroids are really stupid and people shouldn't use them. It would NOT be fair to have someone with a record, but used steroids. If other people set records without steroids they should be able to, too. SAY NO TO STEROIDS!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  122. April

    I would care.That sports player is just breaking the law.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  123. Ms. Missele and her A block

    There are many viewpoints from my class and here are a few of them:

    1. Whoever uses steroids could play, but shouldn't be able to hold records.

    2. It's not fair to other players that some players use steroids. No one that uses steroids should be able to play.

    3. Get rid of Barry Bond's records/stats!!!

    Thanks! I still like your jokes. (Ms. Missele)

    February 9, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  124. sebastian

    we should find a way to make people get rid of steroids

    February 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  125. sebastian

    steroids should NOT be used EVER WITHOUT A PRECRIPTION

    February 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  126. sebastian

    we should stop steroids from being used

    February 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  127. Dale

    I think taking steriods is good if you're taking it from a doctor. Not if you're taking it from a needle.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  128. Cam

    I think all sports players should get a bigger penalty for taking steroids. 2 games and a 10,000 dollar fine is just a slap on the wrist for breaking the law. All their records should be forgotten and then they should spend a year with no pay sitting on the bench.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  129. Bethanny

    I think it's wrong to use steroids. If you need to use something to inhance your game, maybe you should think about going into a diffrent careeer. Using them is cheating, and if you have to cheat to win you might as well not play at all.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  130. Bubba

    i think that he should get in trouble i mean no athlete should be able to use steroids

    February 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  131. Denzel

    I am an athlete who has no intensions on ever using steriods because it will ruin my chance on ever playing football again in my life

    February 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  132. Bonnie

    I think it should matter if athletes are using illegal drugs to make them selves better. I rather see an athlete go out onto the field and give it their all. It shouldn't matter if they make a mistake and lose a couple points. Thats part of the game. However, using illegal drugs thats not part of the game. Thats cheating and as my favorite teacher Mr. Lenz says "cheating is wrong".

    February 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  133. Ben

    I Love the Yanks and steroids should not count on records except for A rod

    February 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  134. Kyle

    well ummma.... I think that for these athletes, they should be fined, and for the records that they hold, they shouldn't be able to hold them, because they used steroids which made them better!

    February 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  135. Alley

    If athletes are indeed athletes by talent and hard work, why should they need the steroids to make themselves better? I think that all professional athletes should be great at at being athletic without the use of illegal steriods. All those do is ruin your body and make alot of people around upset and most of all your teamates loose trust in you becuase you thought you were the "bigger one" well thats a lie...you are a fake Athlete and all that is left is an empty body with no brains.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm |
  136. Teacher Nicci's Class, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

    it seems to us that using steroids gives players and unfair advantage. if they want to play the game they need to be clean. If a player wants to get muscle mass they need to do it old fashioned way, using weights, protein drinks, and vitamins....

    February 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  137. Trevor

    I think that steroids have ruined American sports, and have staind American sports for the past few decades.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  138. Andrew

    yes! home run records should be overturn! preformance inhansures drug help make the record and should be overturned!

    February 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  139. Leanna

    If athletes use steroids then they are not technically winning. They're just cheaters.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  140. Emmalou

    If you need to use steroids to hit a ball, take up chess, it doesn't require muscle.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  141. Bailey

    I think they shouldnt be able to keep there records if they use illegal drugs....

    February 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  142. Jessica

    I would care if the athletes were using steroids, even though they are famous they should have the same consequences, its illegal and they shouldnt be doing them. They became good athletes without steroids and they shouldnt need them now.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  143. Ms. Elrod's Contemporary Issues

    We were about half and half on this issue:

    Some thought that the usage of steroids is a form of cheating and dishonest athletes shouldn't keep their records because it's not fair to those who use only their ability instead of fancy enhancers. Records should be for people who worked hard, not for those who took a drug and did something "amazing." If athletes use and receive no consequence, what kind of message is that sending to young people?

    Others said that it didn't bother them because athletes have probably been using steroid for years and we just haven't known about it; if they're not hurting anyone with their decisions, then why should it matter?

    February 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  144. Jen Jen

    Steroids are totally not awesome, and that(should) go for anyone using them. I am against steroids at all costs!

    February 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  145. Kenny

    I think all professional athletes should take steroids. This way there would be no controversy over whether someone was engaging in steroid use and sports would be so much more entertaining. Isn't the reason we watch sports is entertainment?

    February 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  146. JOSH

    I think that the athletes should be suspended for a little period of time, but should not lose their records for what they've accomplished because steroids just gets you bigger, not to get you better.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  147. Britney

    I dont understand why anyone would put their life in danger by takin these. some steriods are not natural to the body (besided HGH) and can cause great harm like cancer or Deformities. I dont see why anyone one would want to ruin their career by taking steroids. did A-Rod really think he wasnt going to get caught. I just lost all respect for him.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  148. Allen

    Well, i dont really watch sports but if i had to choose i think i wouldnt care whether or not they use steriods. For one it would make the sport more exciting to watch, and two its their lives and bodies that their messing up, so if they wanna do that... let em

    February 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  149. Jordan

    Steroid’s should not be allowed while it is regular season because it gives the players an extra edge. However, the records should stay because if they were to take them away, it would be like taking away an American past-time.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  150. Alyssa

    I think that you shouldnt have to use steriods to make yourself better. Its called hard work. Ya hard work is not easy but if you wanna be that good you shouldnt have to use drugs its almost like cheating.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  151. blaine

    Steroid make the game more exciting. Who wants to see small hits and low excitement. People like Bonds, A-Rod, Clemens, they all brought back excitement to the game.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  152. Madi

    I think that steriods shouldn't be used in sports, and especially for people who are already great athletes!

    February 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  153. Jason

    I think Kenny is wrong on this subject......if everybody took steroids there would not be any entertainment in watching everybody hit homeruns all the time or making a great catch. It would just be boring.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  154. Hector

    Athletes should be rewarded for thier hard work, but if steriods are used in the process, then i think its cheating. athletes have a talent that any one can have, all it takes is hardwork.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  155. derek

    I cannot believe whats going within the major league basball association with the steroid usage. I feel that every player caught with a dirty U.A. [urinary analysis] shoud be banned from baseball making it a zero- tolerance drug in the MLB

    February 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  156. kylee

    i dont think that athletes should do steriods because its not helping them in any way

    February 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  157. Shayne

    I think athletes should be required to take steroids because that would make sports way more interesting.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  158. Jordan

    All atheletes should be required to take steriods, so then only the committed ones would stay. I don't want to have bad acne and man-breasts.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  159. Ronda

    if it's true, he should just come clean.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  160. Miss Becker's Middle School Social Studies Class

    Some of our students would prefer well-played as to clean. We had about 30% of our student prefer clean. However, the class feels that Barry Bonds shouldn't have the homerun title because of steroids use.
    So, I asked them about this contradiction. The students said that players could use steroids but they are not worthy of hall of fame status or any titles in regards to record-breaking.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  161. Clare

    I tihnk that people that play sports and are good at it they should not do the steriods! If you take it and you do something really good in the sport that you play, it really would not be all you it would be you and steriods!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  162. Mike

    I think no matter how much people wine about steroid use in sports, the players will still use them. Its's like in school sports when an athlete gets good grades and doesn't do there work. Thire favored by the teacher. In pro-sports, like the guy that gave P-Rod the tip on his drug test.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  163. kara

    I think that they should not do steroids because all it does is get them in trouble.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  164. Joschuah

    In no way should Alex Rodriguez be peanalized for using steroids in 2003 or prior years because though it was banned, it was not punishable. If he used it after the 2004 season then his reputation should be tainted for the reliance of self enhancing drugs to perform better. But because it was not punishable then, then all he was doing was using his recourses to be a better player. It would be no different then a larger player using a bigger bat to benefit his performance. Unlike the using of a corked bat, which is illegal, for A-Rod, using self enhancing drugs or substances at this time was not wrong. And i'm not even being biased because I like Alex, because I don't, and frankly Alex is a liar and untrue person even though he's an amazing player. Like I said, if he used steroids 2003 and prior then he should be fine without reputation taintment because he did nothing wrong. If he did use them afterwards then all the accomplishments he's made like since 1996, Rodriguez leads Major League Baseball in home runs, runs scored, runs batted in, total bases, and extra-base hits. Even with all other players in baseball history prior to their 31st birthday, he is currently first in runs scored and total bases, second in extra base hits and RBI, and fourth in hits. In addition, to this point in his career Rodriguez has more home runs, runs batted in, runs scored, and base hits than all–time leaders Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, and Pete Rose did prior to their 31st birthdays. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939. He is also the youngest player in Major League history to hit for the cycle, at the age of 21. What can I say? I know my stuff.... >_<

    February 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  165. Madison

    I think that the athletes should come out and say that they had used steroids. Because if they did people are likely to treat them with more respect because they had the strength to come out and say it.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  166. Tanner

    Why do athletes take steroids in the first place? Their just wasting their money. They probaly think they will get a bonus but they'll most likely get a fine.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  167. Sebastian

    i think that they should not use steroids to help them feel confident and better about them selfs that is basicly all that they are doing because injecting your self with drugs doesnt really help any body

    February 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  168. Charlie

    I think steroids are not cool. I used to like a-rod but now its all about winning to him. Its ok to want to win but to cheat like that is just plain wrong. And if you want to be strong work for it don't cheat yourself. Its your loss a-rod not MLB's.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  169. brandon

    steriods and sports don't go together .it might make you think youer good but your just losing your fans

    February 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  170. Ms. Missele's Class

    Here is what my class has to say:

    "It's ridiculous"

    They were surprised about the effects of steroids.

    Some people think that it's completely unfair- no one on steroids should play.

    A couple of people think that it's okay if the players are on steroids because they like to see home runs and there would be more homeruns if they were on steroids.

    The class is pretty split on if the records won on steroids should be taken away or not.

    Thanks for listening again! George says "BYE!"

    February 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  171. Hunter

    I think that steroids are cheap because using steroids to become better at a sport or to become strong is like cheating at a game.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  172. Simone

    I think its absolutly ridiculous that they could be so dumb and throw his whole career away on something as low as steriods. I play sports and when I get older I will never ever use steriods. All you pro's out there using steriods, you should be ashamed of yourself!

    February 9, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  173. donnie

    I would be mad because if I found out that one of my favroite players was taking steroids I would think he was not even playing as himself.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  174. Sophia

    I think the players are role models for younger children and for them to use steriods to make themsleves better is just sick. Do thery not realize that kids look up to them? They are basically encouraging steroid use. 🙁

    February 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  175. caleb

    I think all of the people who are positive for steroids should be punished. Even if they're famous or non famous. And when I say punished I mean arrested:)

    February 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  176. J.R.

    I think that all the MLB stars who take steroids should be kicked out of the MLB because steroids are bad for the body and it is just like a drug to act all cool and stuff.They also should be faced with charges because steroids are illegal.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  177. jordan

    Steroids and sports definitely do not go together.They aren't meant to. Playing a sport is just for fun and the joy of competition. Using steroids or performance enhancers is just wrong because playing professional sports is to learn more about the sport you play. The pros are for learning new skills, becoming better, and lots of hard work. Using steroids is pretty much like cheating your way in and out of money. The pros are also about letting you continue to play the sport you love to play. When using steroids it is pretty much saying, "I don't care about playing for the love of the game or for the fun of it, I just want to Win."

    February 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  178. Wes

    I think that if a sports player uses steroids then he or she should not be able to keep records.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  179. Sebastian

    people should have to show a prescription to be able to buy them.Also why were they invented they should never have been thought of.If people need them so much invent a new one.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  180. Cory

    I would care if record-setting athletes used illegal steroids, it just isn't right, it's not fair, and there's no sportsmanship.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  181. Scenelfe

    hey i think people should only use drugs when NEEDED instead of cheating on compotisions or any other stuff

    February 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  182. Sam

    Personnaly i think that it is not right, and also, don't these people know what steroids do to your body?! i mean they make things smaller, and and other things bigger... i would not like that very much... i do think its wrong, but i don't know what kind of disiplinary actions you should take for that kind of thing

    February 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  183. Scenelfe

    you SHOULD NOT use drugs when playing sports. They are bad for the body and they give bad results at the end.Some people can't play sports cause their arms get to big, It happens...

    February 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  184. Bill

    I think that anyone who uses steriods during a game are cheaters. If someone uses steroids period they should be arrested and sentenced for two years or more. If someone uses steriods during a sport, then they should be suspended from playing, and arrested and sentenced for two years or more. Also, if anybody wants to take the risk of acne, woman having facial hair, or men developing breast, then they must be crazy. I wouldn't want to mess up my life like that. Pro sport players that use steroids put down fans. I know for a fact that I will never use steriods even IF i want to when i'm older, i will NOT!!!!!!! I don't want to end up with heart problems, breast, or any bad thing that steriods do to you when i'm older because it would mess up my life big time. Here's a message for all you pro sport players, there are kids out there that believe in you, if you let them down you should ashamed of yourself.

    February 9, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  185. Aramis

    i think that if athletes want to use steriods than let them because thats their decision becuase that might make them perform well they'll just perform worse next time

    February 9, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  186. Aramis

    i say let them because thats their decision. if they want to mess up the bodies just to play better then LET THEM

    February 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  187. Matthew

    I have been playing baseball my whole life and I think steriods are flat out wrong. Especially with Barry Bonds. If you have to use steriods to get the home-run record then what does it actualy prove?

    February 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  188. BRiBRi

    i think that if the athlete takes or uses steroids to improve their body and skills in a game then that makes me feel that they are actually really weak.Its showing everybody that they cant achieve a goal by themselves but they have to use steroids to help them.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  189. Jordan

    Personally, I feel as though if athletes are being paid big money to play a sport, they need to do it fairly. Those athletes are supposed to be their because they have a talent and a passion to play that game, but if they are using steroids to enhance their performance, then anyone could just take it and play, it would be the same thing.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  190. ShAwN

    I feel that these men are making the big bucks to do what they do best and if they are doing steroids it is not only cheating there team but they are cheating there fans. These players who are using the steroids should be pulled from the team tell they can test positive on a steroids test.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  191. Joel

    This is the new era of sports. I personally believe that you can not find a pro athlete that hasnt used steroids before. A-Rod testing positive is not a big surprise to me.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  192. andrea

    I think that when you use steroids in sports it’s not fair to the other players who use their real abilities to do the sport and the athletes that use the steroids are cheating by taking a drug to make them stronger or feel better about them selves.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  193. Chenille

    using steroids might make athletes think that they can be better at what they do but that's only short term.....in the long term it would make them and their bodies feel weak and depressed!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  194. Harrison

    I believe that steroid use is very illegal and should NOT be used under any circumstances; especially in sports. It is unfair if one player has used them and has a physical advantage over another player who may be practicing twice as hard and not getting the same results. Whoever is caught using steroids should take the full consequence for using it.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  195. Kyle

    I think that athletes using steroids are cheating because if it’s illegal then there’s a reason why athletes can’t use them and many of them break that barrier. Athletes should be real and if they get caught then just come out and say what they did wrong instead of denying it and making the whole situation worse. Major League Baseball should make a steroid league for those that want to use them.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  196. Eric

    when you use performance enhancing drugs it just shows how weak the player really is, that he has to use the drugs to help him do better. No player who uses any type of drugs are worthy of any awards. They are a disgrace to the game.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  197. nikki

    Yes, I believe that the use of steroids during a professional sport, or any sport for that matter is ridiculous. These athletes set an example for a younger generation, as young as 3 or 4 years old kids. Athletes using these substances are setting a horrible example for kids. It tells these kids that its okay and you don't need to behave correctly. How insane is that! I believe it also does affect my opinion on the sport itself because it is not something that I would want my child to interested in if there are using illegal steroids to improve there performance.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  198. Alexis

    Historically, sports were played for fun or to create a source of entertainment before technological advances solved that problem. I feel that steroids take the fun out of the game and remove the sense of equality that should be present in sports. If I were a steroid user, I would feel a greater sense of pride if I played with my natural abilities as opposed to drug enhancements.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  199. Daniel

    I think that record setting athletes should not be allowed to keep their record because it is cheating and isn’t fair. I think that all sports players should be tested for all types of drugs on a monthly basis. All of the sports that are played in the U.S. need to rethink their rules and penalties about steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  200. BRiBRi

    I think steroids is a waste of time just to succeed in something that u should work hard for and succeed in with your own body and strength. You shouldnt have to use a drug just to improve your skills as an athlete or individual. I think you are taking a risk in your life to take steroids just becuase you want to win something really bad..

    February 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  201. shawn

    I feel that these men are making the big bucks to do what they do best and if they are doing steroids it is not only cheating there team but they are cheating there fans. These players who are using the steroids should be pulled from the team tell they can test positive on a steroids test.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  202. Kyle

    I think that A-rod doing this really lowers my opinion of him I you want to be a big shot you should most definitely build your rep by being your self not by becoming a fake piece of muscle. Steroids are the down fall of baseball all those caught faking there bulk deserved to lose all recognition in the sport that they have.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  203. Mr. Flynn's Class

    Whitney and Mike say its unfair for some players to have extra advantage over other players that are more honest. But Kristian says it doesn't matter because they still have to hit the ball, which is really hard. If everyone could hit they ball, they would all be batting .300.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  204. Chenille

    using steroids would make athletes think that they would be very good at what they do but that's only short term......in the long term it would make their bodies feel weak and depressed!!!!!


    February 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  205. Choma

    I do think he should have some sort of punishment for what he did. Just because he is a baseball player he should be off the hook. Some type of punishment should be addresed for him and Phelps

    February 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  206. Jonathan

    I don't think that athl;etes should take steroids because it is CHEATING!!!!!!!! Also because kids might look up to the athletes and then find out that they are taking steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  207. Jake

    BasebalI/sports should always have a mix of super-humans and average players. Iif the players want to trash their bodies and grow some breasts in the process, that’s their option. It’s not cheating the game of baseball, its cheating the game of fitness, using a drug to enhance muscles and bodies quicker. The entire subject is ridiculous, we all know the outcome of steroids. Guess baseball players didn't get the "forwarded text" about it.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  208. Katie

    I don’t think it'd be fair to allow record-setting athletes to use steroids because the other athletes are working really hard to earn the record rather than pretty much having it handed to them. I would rather see clean games because steroid use is against the rules. So if people are breaking that one rule what is going to stop them from breaking the other rules. I want to see natural talent from people who work hard for their position because it shows how dedicated they are to the sport.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  209. michael

    I think that steroids should not be useing tham because it can get teens in trouble.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  210. kyle

    I don't like stroids because i don't like grils being hairless and people
    getting sick.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  211. Abby

    Steroids and sports don't mix. When ever steroids are around trouble follows !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  212. Charlotte

    Well, I think what Alex did was very wrong. He even denided it. He should have just come out and told the truth. Still he is in big trouble. My dad had to take them on a persciption, because he broke his... oh i forget how to say it. Anyway, he did that on a perscription, but when you do it beyond that, that is when it gets bad.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  213. Lane

    They should only use steroids for a madicalreson only!

    P.S. CNN STUDENT NEWS RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  214. Drew

    I think they should allow the use of steroids. It's the athletes body. We can't decide what they do with their bodies. Nobody should have a say, save for the athlete.

    February 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  215. Lane

    And when I see the braves go out and play I already know they are using steroids to winn the game. So I guess they are OK but they shouldn't overdose on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  216. Lizee

    Alex should be aloud to have a second chance. Everyone deserves to have a second. But if anyone i cought doing it twice they shouldnt be alout to play baseball any more!

    February 9, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  217. Elizabeth

    If he's trying to get even more famous or even more money, he should have tried being one of the few great baseball players who never used steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  218. Wyoming

    well i think that theyre making a bad choice on their own.

    February 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  219. Makae,Victoria,Amber

    We think some should have another chance. I think they should have another chance.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  220. Ms. Missele and her C block

    My C block says:

    Many of my students think that if a record-holding player took steroids then the record should be erased and that it should be achieved fairly.

    A couple people say that the player has to live with the fact that the record they achieved was achieved through cheating (by taking steroids).

    Some people would enjoy a game where all the players are taking steroids because it would be more exciting.

    Thanks for reading again!
    And other students would rather watch a game where no one is taking steroids because otherwise it's cheating.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  221. Hannah

    I think that steroids are horrible to use especially to make records. My brother is really good at all the sports he plays and he is probably just as good at them without using any sport enhancements. I think the records shouldn't stand if any steroids were used to make them. I know they worked hard but if they needed to use something to help them then that isn't fair to the people that worked hard for their achievements. PEACE OUT CARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    February 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  222. Ben

    I think that A-Rod, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and all the other athletes, not only baseball players, have tarnished whatever legacy they would have had. Even if they did'nt take steroids, the accusations that they did is still bad. It makes me appreciate clean athletes with records like Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  223. Hunter

    Don't use it for sports, on when you need it! As in the past, I've heard of people that's taken it and that's died. Just like Pro Wrestler Chris Benoit from the WWE, you can't expect stuff. Like him, you can end up killing yourself and your family from the drug.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  224. sammy

    i think that it is ok because it helps there team win.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  225. Odaisha

    I think taking steroids is a personal decision. I belive it's a chose of your own. Steroids should be takin on your own risk, even though it may harm the human body

    February 9, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  226. cody

    I know that drugs and steroids are illegal and may cause dangerous things but i wouldn't really mind if some major league player hit a few more homers 😀

    February 9, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  227. Ray

    I am totally against steriods, they are bad.If you do use steriodes you should get kicked out of the sports leage that you are in. No excuses.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  228. Tyler

    drugs are a big problem in the united states like steroids what i do not get is why they would do that to them selves use drugs to get buff???
    i think thats just wrong and plus it makes u ugly

    February 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  229. Grace

    Taking steroids distorts the game, not improves it.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  230. shawn

    you need to think about if you are or not going to do drugs cbecause you only got one chance to live and not make any mistakes

    February 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  231. Brenden

    I think they shouldn't have any steroids in any sport. I think they are good for like health problems and stuff like that ,but for sports thats just wrong. There shouldn't be any excuses for sports.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  232. Ricky

    In my opinion i do think that steroids are a factor that plagues the baseball world. More and more athletes are starting to choose this option to get an edge in the game. I do believe that steroids are a bad influence and bad for baseball, but HR records, MVP awards or anything like that, shouldnt be taken away. Anyone who plays baseball knows how difficult it is to hit a 98mph fastball out of the park. You still have to have the tremendous amount of skill it requires to put a good swing on a pitch like that, all the steroids are doing is helping that ball go a little further.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  233. macky

    using drugs to cheat is wrong caise it the dugs playing the game
    not you!!!!it is also aganist the law it jest not rite!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  234. BROOKE


    February 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  235. Tyler

    Steroids in tested sports would not be ok to use. But I have to say steroids do not build "fake" muscles or automatically make you big and strong the next day like people say they do. You still need the same amount of work and dedication to be great in any sport with or without steroids.


    February 9, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  236. Pablo

    I don,t know why all these great sports player think that they need steroids.I think that he made a mistake but it wasa big mistake.i think he should't be expelled from the league . everyone made a mistake before.

    February 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  237. Carlos

    I think the record-setting athletes are breaking the law because it is illegal to take steroids. They can take steroids unless they have a doctor's prescription but why would they take steroids during sports because they would think that they are good. If young people take steroids they will not grow to their full height to see how tall they are. We must keep growing!

    February 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  238. Mrs. Haney's 7/8 grade history

    We think that players that test positive should not be allowed to play baseball. We think that they should donate the money they earned while playing under the use of drugs to help victims of drug use.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  239. Leslie

    They should not use steroids in any sport.And they should get fired if they do.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  240. Bella

    Regardless of whether the game is played well, the game should be played fair. No matter what steriods are not the answer

    February 9, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  241. Lauren and Carlye

    We don't think that record setting athletes should take steroids. It makes the game unfair to those who train everyday to become better and better.

    Your jokes are hilarious... we laugh EVERYDAY!! So we should follow your example and not take steroids to become funny.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  242. ANTHONY

    A-rod is stupid for taking riods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA!

    February 9, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  243. Lauren and Carlye

    People break the law everyday and don't get caught. Just because they are famous, they shouldn't get a break with the law. Record-setting athletes should be charged. It isn't fair to those who train everyday to become better and better at the sport.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  244. Hannah

    I think that it is stupid to use steroids. Like in the olympics, if somebody was using steroids and got a gold, but they confesed later, it's unfair to others who do well and lost to somebody who was cheating.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  245. vilde

    A-Rod is a very stupid person to think that he could get a way with somthing like that. Using steriods is like cheating in the world of sports. He has lost millons of fans like me.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  246. Tyler

    I think that steriods are bad and should ony be used by REALLY DUMB people. I think that if you use them you have no life and are really lonely and need a friend. or a brain.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  247. Mitchell

    If they're such great athletes why do they need to cheat

    February 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  248. joey

    even if you are the strongest man or women in the world it takes talent to hit a homerun so don't take the tittle away alex is a good player with out steroids and maybe was the trainer who knows

    February 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  249. joe

    even if you are the strongest man or women in the world it takes talent to hit a homerun so don't take the tittle away alex is a good player with out steroids and maybe was the trainer who knows that what is to find out

    February 9, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  250. Ryan

    I'm a big fan of A-rod and when i saw Espn today i was in shock i think that a rod should miss spring training and focus on what's imporant baseball or steriods and a rod took the wrong choice

    February 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  251. Anonymous

    i think that steroids are bad period, and IN SPORTS!

    February 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  252. mr browns class

    we all think that steriods are bad for kids and we think a rod should miss spring training because of what he did wrong

    February 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  253. m & m

    i think that steroids are bad period, and in sports, even worse, i mean its like cheating, and who cheats? anyway, i can't believe that the coach even hid it, it's terrible!

    February 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  254. LIAM

    I think it is wrong for people to use steroids period it just doesnt make sense and it is not fair in sports.

    February 9, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  255. maria

    I think Steroids are so sick i would not like them

    February 9, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  256. Jack

    I think that if you are in sports and you are using steroids it's not a good idea, cause a lot of athletes play by the rules and it isn't any fun when the others don't

    February 9, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  257. Britney

    No! First Michael and now Alex. Cheating is not okay and athletes should find non-chemical ways to make them healthier. Without using drugs! How about working at a gym, that's what other people do. I think Alex should be suspended just like Michael.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  258. Mary

    I think he should get punished for it because it like telling kids it is okay to cheat.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  259. nick

    steriods are horrible i cant believe atheletes would used this dreadful stuff if they want to use steriods then they should quit the team and mess up their life in a different way!

    February 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  260. Myles

    a lot of people screw-up but when someone famous messes up every one goes crazy. They didn't pick to have so much responabilty but he stopped and he wasn't big till he was on yankees

    February 9, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  261. coleman

    I think that everybody is good at something but if you have to use steroids to get into a sport than you shouldn't play.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  262. Zelly

    I think baseball players or any athletes who are using steroids should be kicked of the team for cheating. Because if one athlete goes against another and one of the people is using steroids that one will win but not of talent.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  263. JT

    My dad tells me about great baseball stars like Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth who excelled in the sport even before substances like steroids were introduced. Why would anyone use them, especially when there harmful to your body? Alex Rodriguez has all the athletic talent in the world, but is now jeopardizing his whole career.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  264. Caleb

    I think that it is wrong for someone to take steroids to enhance their ability to play a sport and I think that players that illegally take steroids should be punished for their actions. However, I think that the punishments should be equal and fair, no matter how good a player is. I do not feel it is fair that the media singles out players like Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds when there was a list of 104 players that tested positive for steroids in 2003 alone. If players are not allowed to take steroids I think that should mean ALL players, not just big stars and home run kings.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  265. Ally

    The only time they should take drugs is when it's prescribed or if the have a bad pain.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:18 pm |
  266. Ty

    in the end they will think they have it all then they just have bad things in their memory

    February 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  267. April

    I think it is rediculous that these guys are taking the performance enhancing drugs [steriods]! I love baseball,and it is the best sport ever. We don't need players like A-Rod, Barry Bonds,Roger Clemens, etc. to ruin the reputation of MLB. They need to have some type of chastisement.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm |
  268. April

    In general using steriods is DUMB!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm |
  269. RebeccaH

    I think any records by players who have tested positive for steroids should be deleted. If they're taking steroids now who says they didn't take them when they got the records? Sports are about natural talent and for those who work hard to have a chance to shine. If players keep using steroids and no punishment is being issued then we are teaching young kids and athletes that it's not about hard work and dedication and that all you have to do to be good and get in the record books is take steroids. It's not right.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  270. Michael

    I think they should allow them yo use steriods. If they want to use it let them, its their body they are hurting not ours.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  271. Terrell

    its not fair. if you do steroids and you win you should give the prize up.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  272. shelby

    i think that if you want to play the game you have to work for it. fair and square. and if they want to cheat there selves by using steriods they must not want it as much as the other playerse

    February 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  273. Felicia

    Because he used the drug illegally I think he should be punished by the court. He is an American citizin like the rest of us and needs to follow the law like the rest of us. I find it sad that a well acomplished baseball player would brake the law just to have a better body build. Also, I say this because baseball/softball is my favorite sport and I love playing it and it isn't fair when others break the rules.
    I wonder where he got the steriods. I thought only doctors could give them out. And I highly doubt that he got it from the black market or the streets since he is so famous and it would hurt his reputation. I think both him and the doctor that gave him the steriods should be prosocuted in a court of law.
    Also I have no bias against him because of the team he is on so nobody can say I hate the Yankees. Actually I came from New York.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  274. Mousey

    Squeak, Seeing some of my favorite athletes in trouble for steroids hit me hard, the sport as we know it is becoming less and less fair. Its sad that fun is out of the game and winning is the main priority now a days.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  275. Michael

    I don't care if the guy was using steroids. How do you think they sell this stuff? People want to see runs scored, not 1-1 games in the bottom of the 8th. How is it hurting you if the guy wants to take some steroids?

    February 9, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  276. Emily

    I would never make my musles bigger because i dont want to go to jail or break the law and also im a girl so girls dont do that. girls dont have musles but if i were a boy i still wouldnt do that.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  277. Mr.Spaulding

    I think that A-Rod was stupid to take steroids. You can be strong and fit with out the drug. If i was in his shoes i would confess about it already and not try to lie about it to our country's face.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  278. Ross

    I think that when someone does steroids they should get in a lot of trouble. Hank Aaron used to hold the record oh home runs without steroids. Why cant all the modern day sports players do that. I think Alex Rodriguez should get in a lot of trouble.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  279. Johnny

    I think that what A-Rod and the other baseball players did was stupid. Baseball is Americas favorite sport, and taking performance enhancing drugs just ruins the whole thing. All of those players should be punished for their actions.

    February 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  280. Brett

    "A-ROID",Giambi, McGuire, they don't need steroids, they are excellent baseball players.Anyways steroids ruins an athelete's body.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm |
  281. michael

    For those of you whining about steroid use, how is it skin off your teeth? Look, I know A-Rod took them. Bonds took them, Clemens took them, Mcgwire took them, Sosa took them, Canseco took them. We all know that. My question is, who cares?

    February 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  282. Tom

    The pros think that they are looking good on national tv and in United ways commercials, etc. But they don't see the faces of young fans when they hear of steroid use from their favorite players.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  283. Lipeck

    I believe that is is OK along as the athlete goes to jail after!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  284. Gizel

    I think they shouldnt take steroids or they should be kicked out of the team

    February 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  285. Sophie

    I think athletes should be smart enought to know that they should get muscles and get stronger by working out and not taking drugs to get it. Im suprised Alex would do something like this!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm |
  286. EMILY

    I think that the professional players that set a record and use steroids should have their name removed from that record they set. I think that because they are the ones that kids look up to and that could make some kids think that is ok to go against the law because their role modle did it. Another thing is, that they should have to pay for their actions.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm |
  287. caroline

    if athletes use steriods, then people arn't looking up to them, they're looking up to the use [of steriods].

    February 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm |
  288. CANDY


    February 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  289. Megan

    Athletes should not use steriods. It is cheating. How hard is that to grasp??
    These athletes are rich and famous because they are good at what they do. Just like in any other profession, they work hard to get there. But when they take shortcuts, it doesn't seem fair. It's just as bad as getting into a college by lying about yourself. In the end, it's not going to work out. And we have seen so many athletes try to get away with it, and many don't.
    I want to watch athletes that are good at the sport they play. I want them to have worked hard, and have a little bit of natural talent. That's how it has been for generations. It's a shame that we now have steriods for these people to cheat their way to the top.
    Now specifically, someone like A-Rod taking steriods is extremely disappointing. He should feel bad about it. He cheated. He broke the law. He deserves a punishment. But with so many other athletes doing the same thing, it's hard to crack down on all of them. Who knows how many more are doing the same thing!
    Any athlete caught taking steriods should be punished. They can start over and work their way up to the top again, but without steriods. I do believe in second chances- but three is too many. If an athlete decides to take steriods numerous times, its time they left the sport. Their name shouldn't be in history books.
    And just think of all the teen athletes out there! I'm sure many teens do take steroids to improve their performance. If A-Rod can get away with it for so long, why can't I? We need to take a stand to stop teens from thinking that way. If they want to reach their dreams, they need to work hard using what they've been given.
    I want to watch a clean game. It's just the way things should be.
    Overall, I'm saying this: Steroids is cheating. Cheating is wrong. So why do it?
    By the way- Carl Azuz, you ROCK!

    February 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  290. Meredith

    I think that they shouldn't use steroids, no matter how much they may need them. Did Babe Ruth use them to set his records? I think not. I think atheletes today should break records fair and square; and only those won withOUT steroids should be recorded.

    February 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  291. dj

    i think that record holders that take steroids should be kicked out and also be suspended from baseball forever

    February 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  292. Dan

    With all thissteroid use going on in Baseball right now, I have lost some respect for the sport.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  293. mark

    i love baseball i do not think people should be abusing our all american sport wth steroids. it is a disgrace to our country

    February 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  294. Blake

    A-Rod has millions of fans looking up to him and he just let down all of them. With his previous interview on CBS he said that he had never used any kind of steroids. Today he did the right thing by having an interview with Peter Gamons saying that he had used performance enhancing drugs in 2001,2002, and 2003. This does greatly change my opinion of him. With all of the greatest players in the past decades testing positive for using steroids, the MLB union should step up and start applying more serious penalties for using these drugs.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:30 pm |
  295. Elizabeth

    I think it really matters if they use steroids! Many kids look up to professional athletes and are greatly dissapoined when they find out they have been using steroids.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:32 pm |
  296. Elizabeth

    I think that if you want to play the game you have to work for it fair and square. if they players want to cheat thereselves by using steriods they must not want it as much as the other players. and thats their fault.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  297. Elizabeth and Courtney

    we thind it is the players fault and they are letting everyone down by doing the wrong thing.
    P.S we blog everyday and we never get put on! 🙂

    February 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm |
  298. Max



    February 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  299. Ashley

    I think steroids are completely wrong, and if a famous sports player can't play without them, what are they doing on a major league team? Lots of small kids look up to baseball players, but what example is being set if they're taking drugs? It's dissapointing, if you ask me.

    February 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm |

    Steriods bad idea, do you want to be a man or a woman. Don't do the drugs. you do the drugs you could do the time. dddddaaaaa

    February 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  301. Kyle

    i dont think they should get the record. it is cheating and why should they get rewarded for cheating. when bonds broke the record i was mad because i knew he usued steroids and so did the rest of the workld. i think this is another example that professional athletes think they are above the law just like plexico burris and phelps if they test positave for stewroids then they should be ban from the leauge

    February 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  302. signe

    i think that it should change what we think cause that is his personal life!

    February 9, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  303. jorie

    i think he should not be able to play that sport anymore because its not right totake a type of drug just to try and impress people in are nation

    February 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  304. alyssa

    yes, it really does matter because a lot of children look up to these players, but for what all they are doing are just being fakes. I mean anybody can just pretend to play baseball but the best players are the ones that are clean and play well.

    February 9, 2009 at 11:10 pm |
  305. Vanilla

    Who would want to use steroids?They are bad for you and they are just plain cheating.When I think about them they are just plain sickening,with all the people using them to help them with a sport.People should be put in prison if caught using them for cheating.STEROIDS ARE FOR LOSERS!!!

    February 9, 2009 at 11:40 pm |
  306. Marissa

    Steriods make the sport look bad, period. When you have big name players using them, it isn't just the team or the person that looks bad it is the whole sport. Record setting players shouldn't be using because it isn't fair. If you are using steriods and hit over 700 home runs, how is that fair to the guy who isn't using steriods and hits 500. It makes the sport look bad. There is a reason that steriods are illegal and if you use them your numbers shouldn't count.

    February 10, 2009 at 7:29 am |
  307. Elena

    I think using steroids is just dumb! These players have to work hard to get to the big games and when using steroids it's all fake! It's like using some pro robot making the games unfair. What if a while team took them, and the other team didn't. That would probably be a really unfair game.

    February 10, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  308. Sammy

    If you use steroids, you should be banned from all sports. You are cheating your fans, and you are cheating the actual athlete who has character, and works on doing the best they can be at their sports.

    February 10, 2009 at 9:07 am |
  309. Kayla

    I believe that if you want to play a sport you should be fair about it, not to use steroids to improve your ability of your strength. To the athletes that have been playing right and working out to get stronger and better don’t fall back on what your team mates have done, they messed up; steroids are stupid and people who seem to do better with them they should not be recognized for anything.

    February 10, 2009 at 9:16 am |
  310. Kiera

    as long as he stops using steroids he should be allowed to play.

    February 10, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  311. christina

    I think that steriods is like cheating and cheating is wrong expeciall when you have tons of fans that want to be like you and that is just letting them down.

    February 10, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  312. LeAndra

    I think that athletes should be smart enought to know that they should get stronger by working out and not taking steroids and things like that cause it could ruin your life.

    February 10, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  313. Maddy

    I think the players that use steriods are idiots because you don't need some drug or special pill that makes you good at the sport it's how you put your heart into it and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

    February 10, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  314. JoHn

    hi steroids r bad. no one should use them. but they do cause there rich and famous they think they can do anything its not fair

    February 10, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  315. Danielle

    Yeah...well, using steroids when playing a sport is well, technecally called CHEATING. Yeah, I was in soccor for 3 YEARS and I never used steroids...well, that was probably because I was only in 2nd grade and i'm in seventh right now. yeah...... Dwugs err bud.....Down't do dwugs!!!Ha!!!:):):):):):):):):)

    February 10, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  316. Krista

    People & children look up to pros and I feel when they do this they are giving them a wrong example . They wouldn't want to mess up someones life because of one mistake they made. Everyone makes there own decisions but its different when you are famous and have so many fans.

    February 10, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  317. Switzer

    I don't care about baseball. That guitar hero kid is the one on performance enhancing drugs.

    February 10, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  318. matt

    :(:(:( that is really bad. i know what its like when someone is on a drug and then they let everybody down. ABOVE THE INFLUENCE! if you are a baseball player that might be okay.

    February 10, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  319. Tristan

    Steroids are stupid and you shouldn't use them. If you want to get stronger you should work out, not use drugs.

    February 10, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  320. willy

    i don't like base ball as a sport, but i do agree with people that it isn't fair that some people just use steroids as a cheat and others spend time in the gym working out and getting fit

    February 10, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  321. Maddie

    I think that he does have a ton of presure to do his best in sports by tons of people. Maybe he thought that he was doing the right thing. He made a mistake and admitted to it. Shouldn't he be given a second chance?

    February 10, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  322. Lucas

    In my opinion, using steroids in sports taints the game for everyone, all those people who could have been great sports heroes. We'll never know their true ability. It's also hard for those who play fair and honest, because they end up being under just as much scrutiny as the players who do take performance enhancers. Of course the fans too are hurt by this horrible scandal, it can ruin their faith in the game and the players.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  323. clute

    i think steriods are the worst

    February 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  324. Olivia

    I think that steroids are bad, but also think about the pressure. He may have just thought that he was doing the right thing. I think he should get a warning and if he does it again he should not be allowed to play baseball.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  325. Anthony

    A-Rod using steroids thats a bad thing for him because i was looking up to him but now I can't because he's using steroids and he's cheating on his own team and thats not fair to the other players and I wish he would stop using steroids.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  326. Nick

    Steroids are dumb. It can make you go CRAZY!. Look what happend to Chris Benoit! Yeah, I don't think anybody should use steroids because it can make you go really crazy! Oh and it can make you sick!

    February 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  327. Mckenna

    People who use drugs to get stronger and to help them in sports are not thinking right. They need to think about what could happen to them.
    It's not right.

    February 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  328. Cody!!!!!!!!

    I think that people should band sports enhancing drugs so if the cheat they should be suspended from the game for a little while.

    February 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  329. Cailie

    Ok I thought that only "real men " played sports well if you have to take steroids you must not be very buff. This is just so dumb. If you want to be buff work out don't just take the easy way out. What kind of example are they setting for future generations? Cailie:0

    February 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  330. S@die

    Why use steroids? When you can use muscle.

    February 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  331. Danielle

    I think that steroids are the worst thing in the whole wide world. I think that it will ruin a players reputation.

    February 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  332. John

    Steroids are the thing that is killing our sports because people are getting kicked off the teams and everything else because of these horrible things.

    February 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm |
  333. jonathan

    To think about sports you also have to think about the rules to so you must follow them and if steriods are illegal don't use them. Besides something bad will happen in the end because of the side effects

    February 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  334. MiZz MaRiE

    what i think about steriods are the worst kind of pill that you would take but i mean all of the pills are bad to take to but thats all i have to say about steroids that is never take them at all. PCE OUT =)

    February 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  335. corene

    steriods is not good so do exrisce old fashon way stop doing steroids

    February 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm |
  336. Sherwin

    Carl I think taking steroids is a foolish thing to do especially with the horrible side effects; though I guess I can understand their reasoning if you have a million people telling you to win.

    February 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  337. Odaisha

    I belive that using steriods is a personal decision depending your own prefrence. Most people are very aware of how using steriods can negitively affect the human body, but I belive that if somebody uses steriods and play sports they shouldnt be under the same category as a person that does'nt uses steriods.

    February 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  338. sarah

    i don't understand how you can even use steroids when your already doing everything else to help you become a better athlete. such as practice, what would be the point of practice if you just use steroids.

    February 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  339. Mindi

    this isn't just about one player its about them all. We pay them millions of dollars to play and look at how they spend it. Really they wonder why our economy is so bad. Maybe we should be paying teachers, police, lawyers, firefighters millions and they can make the minimum wage jobs. What are they doing for the rest of us?

    February 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  340. Gillian

    i think even if you are famous you should get into a lot of trouble if you take steriods. who would want to use them any way?

    February 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  341. Hannah


    February 11, 2009 at 8:00 am |
  342. Jamiyah

    My opinion is that there are people out in the world that work really hard for what they do without the help of a drug and we look up to these people that we think are heros.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  343. Taelor

    I think that baseball players should try to live above the influence and set an example to our younger children because alot of little kids look up to baseball players.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:39 am |
  344. Parvin

    Everyone makes mistakes! I think that steroids are bad, but rodriguez was probably inquisitive about steroids. Maybe he was stressed with anxiety. He should have anither chance. baseball is just a sport of entertainment.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:54 am |
  345. Amber

    I think that professional athletes using illegal drugs and steriods is uexceptable. They make so much money and have a lot of kids looking up to them, hoping that they can one day be just like them. But who do they really want to be like, is that setting a good example? I think that athletes should recieve the same consequences.

    February 11, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  346. Jon

    Although steroids are bad i personally dont think they should be a law, i mean sure their can be alot of affect gone bad but thats the users problem and beside when they make it a law to stop using just like with drugs that doesnt mean anyone will stop. i think the decision should be the users

    February 11, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  347. carley

    y is a-rod the only one getting critizid when alot of the baseball players and other sports players have used them too. steroids are stupid anyway all they do is mess up your body and get you in trouble...

    February 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  348. Alissa

    I think that it is unfair when one person in a professional sport uses steroids and does better than the other person that doesn't use steroids. When I watch a sport, I want it to be played with the muscles somebody worked for, not with steroids.

    February 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  349. Sam

    I think that steriods are the main form of cheating in sports. Anybody that uses it should be put in jail and not be able to watch the game.

    February 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  350. Grace

    I really don't know why people need to use steroids to make you play better or stronger. Has anyone herd of the word PRACTICE. Also it makes you have really bad skin!!!

    February 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  351. casey :)

    People who do steriods are stupid. Their playing might be better but the affects of them will hurt them inside and out!

    February 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  352. Keegan

    A Rod had a lot of fans that were kids and he just let them down.

    February 11, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  353. Hammy

    ................. i think that no matter what that u should not use steroids to make u a better player, because in the end u are unhealthy and a BIG CHEATER!

    February 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  354. Stephanie

    Frankly, none of the current information in the baseball Hall of Fame shoud be recognized. Some of them may have used steriods before proper drug tests were formed. I understand. I do many sports myself, and I would be very mad if someone got buffed up and won something without trying.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm |
  355. Caroline

    i think its cheating, because when fans see the players do what they do like baseball, were amazed how well they can do that. Steriods is a cheat way, and i think people on steriods, can do alot of things.
    i think you should do a newscast on some bigger things, like global warming, its going to be messed up when we tell our grandchildren that well, we once had this thing called polar bears.
    it hurts me how the animals suffer for our mistakes. poor things, they cant help it when they are dying, and its our fault.

    February 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  356. Jared

    I think drug use should be phrohibited to all athletes. If you want to really get good at a sport just practice hard don't use drugs.

    February 12, 2009 at 8:19 am |
  357. Jack

    Wow. All these athletes that we used to look up to have somewhat betrayed the sports world. For one thing, to lie about it in an interview, and then go into federal court and lie too. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and A-Rod, sound familiar. But you have to be an idiot to take steroids, like, two weeks before a drug test. Bone head decisions. I can't even believe it.

    February 12, 2009 at 8:33 am |
  358. emilyyy

    well i think taking that is stupid and that ppl dont need to do it becasue then it makes other ppl look up to them and want to try it cuz it makes them fast and all that witch is dumb work out more and stuff if you want to go fast or look good

    February 12, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  359. taylor

    i think doing drugs are BAD!!! dont do drugs!! and dont do drugs and sports!!!!all drugs are bad!!!!

    February 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  360. Shelby

    The trust in him is gone. He should get weekly check-ups untill he can get the trust back.

    February 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  361. sam!

    dont be maen to these guys they dont do it to do it they want to be the best so they can imoress all of you but i do think they know what there doin is wrong but theuy think no 1 will find out ty for listinnin to mah blog:) 🙁 :*::&:^:%:$:#:@!:

    February 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  362. Kelly

    I don't think he should have done steroids.He is just like Micheal Phelps,but better?

    February 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  363. Dustin

    I think that every sports player should take steriods becuz they need to buff up a little bit and accually be strong.

    February 13, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  364. aj

    now come on they are wrong and ceating but they should just be out for the

    February 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  365. johnathon

    i dont think that athlets should take steroids cause that wont be far fore the other players cause they have to work out and steroids will just make you built with out you working out

    February 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  366. mina

    oh come on how hard is it to grasp that using steroids is chaeting . come on i mean steriods could make you break a record that someone worked for and you just breack the record . WRONG TOTALY UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  367. jordan

    so i think steriods are the stupidest thing u could ever do they just think people will like them more so they also think they will get more fans by using them so and when they get caught they lose all there fans

    February 14, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  368. brandon

    these guys are so dumb/ and some say they don't no they are taking it yea right.

    February 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  369. Joe

    I think that if you test positive for steroid use you should have all of your records taken away from you

    February 18, 2009 at 9:42 am |
  370. Marie

    I think that it is unfair to players that train their hardest to get these things when there are players that just inject themselves with drugs to play well. It's not fair to the other players. Many young kids Idolize these players. It's kind of like lying to them. They aren't really trying their hardest.

    February 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  371. daedae

    i think steriods on players is ccheating to me and there is kids that look up to them huh some roll model

    February 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  372. Erin

    what kind of person used steroids it's a heath issue and is so dumb. it's totally cheating and steroids isn't ment to make you play better it's there to help sick people who need help

    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  373. A.J

    I think the players like A-Rod should be a punishment for taking steriods because most of these players work so hard and tahe people how are taking steriods are CHEATING and it shouldnt be allowed the players how take steriods should get a huge fine suspension getting fired and being a free agent or just get fired period. Im sick of people like A-Rod cheating

    February 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  374. Haley girl

    I think that if you play you should play for the love of the game not all the money!

    February 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  375. Charlie

    I think athletes should be fined just like the rest of us. Arod, you are cheeting yourself not MLB.

    February 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  376. ed

    players should play fair and not take steriods

    February 25, 2009 at 8:30 am |
  377. Taryn

    I think that the use and even the possession of steroids is bad I'm not saying it should be illegal but using steroids is technically cheating. I mean if you think about it if you set a record using steroids you didn't really earn it so i think steroids should be a no for everyone in the world!

    February 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  378. Jonothan


    February 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  379. Christine

    I believe that sports players like A-Rod should be punished for taking steroids. It isn't fair that most sports players work so hard to be the very best they can be while others cheat and take a short cut by using steroids. Steroids also ruin the way your body functions, so people who take steroids think they're doing something great for themselves , they should think again.

    February 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  380. Christy

    steroids and sports are just for dumb people all around the world if they want to be stupid idiots and live their life knowing that they were on drugs then more power to them. They can go get high and drunk , yeah they think they are doing great but the pain and depression has not hit them yet they will soon realie what they had got into and how stupid they looked while doing drugs and they will reflect and say my life was beautiful before taking drugs.

    February 26, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  381. The Rachel

    steriods are bad bad dont do them or you are a dumb dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 9:12 am |
  382. bobby

    steriods should be illegal in all sports

    February 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  383. ticko

    steriods are terrible

    February 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  384. ticko

    steriods are VERY BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  385. Lil' Mickey

    well i think that was realy bad about the steriods but it didnt change my mind about how i feel about Alex Rodirigez. i still am his number 1 fan. ( p.s. i'm a girl!!!!)

    February 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  386. Kayla

    uh.... if taking steroids are illegal then thats already telling you that its against the rules of the game. my parents told me to never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game, but that stops at taking steroids and steroids could strike your life out forever. and dont they have to take like a pledge before they start to play the game like lids have to do before they start school? seriously if you want to be alert... eat alot of candy really fast.

    February 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  387. victoria

    i think that taking steroids is just not right. i mean if a player thinks that steroids is the only thing they can do then they something not right with there brain. it not right.

    March 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  388. jimmy


    March 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  389. blasco

    steriods are pretty bad

    March 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  390. Shalyca

    That cat sure looked UGLY!!! When I first saw that cat I thought it was a gaint lion with a hunch and a head the size of a pugs head!!!

    March 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  391. Hunter

    Steroids in sports is like saying drugs are okay in other places in the us i think whoever takes steroids should serve a punishment of a one hole year suspension

    March 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  392. Kara

    Why would someone even want to do steroids. I mean they go out and win this big competition but I sure wouldn't feel good about myself after. It's like cheating and it's not healthy.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  393. Taryn

    I was thinking about that cat . It looks like a lion!!! I want a cat like that. SOOOO COOL!!!! They should train the cat to ride a bike like that dog. That would be cool!!!!

    March 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  394. mike

    steriods are what make the game interesting Barry bonds would never of got to wear he was he didn't and i know it is bad for the body but no one would have been watching barry bonds on the last homer he got because he would never had even been close to that mark

    March 4, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  395. Jordan

    Steriods are a discrace to the game. I believe that when a player is caught he should be banned from playin the game. I feel the Hank Aaron should still hold his record so Bonds and same goes for
    A-Rod should be facing a penalty for their actions. It makes the game look very bad for the league when these superstars who are already getting paid millions of dollars each year just get to do almost anything they want to do. Great goals can be acccomplished without the use of steriods. Michael Phelps has done what many thought was impossible in the last summer olympics but then he was caught using a bong he lost alot of support and funds. Now tell me the difference between steriods and drugs? they are both harmful to the body.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:52 am |