Reason brings up some excellent points about athletics, police, and steroid abuse.
Given that police officers carry guns, night sticks, and tasers, and that they have the power to use lethal force when necessary, one would think our politicians would be more concerned about illegal use of a drug known to contribute to fits of rage and violence among law enforcement than use by a bunch of baseball players.
One would think.Â As far as I’m concerned, you can throw in football players, weight lifters, cage fighters, and especially professional wrestlers into the “who cares?” category.
This stems from a story in the New York Daily News was written after
…27 NYPD officers cropped up on the client lists of a Brooklyn pharmacy and three doctors linked to a pro sports steroid ring.
I’d never really thought about cops on steroids, but it seems like the type of job that would foster steroid use to me.Â Of course, I haven’t been beaten down by a juicer with a badge recently either.Â I just assume that there is a certain percentage of people in all lines of work who use steroids (and heroin, and meth, and marijuana, etc.).Â Could it expain some instances of excessive use of force or brutality?Â Possibly.Â But I wouldn’t go jumping to those conclusions any more than I would for people in any other line of work.
It’s probably fair to say that I’ve known at least one person who was on the juice since I was 16 years old, but I’ve never seen what I’d call ‘roid rage.Â TheÂ violent assholesÂ I’ve known who were juicing had always been violent assholes and probably always will be.