Sgt. Largent wrote:You guys are all on PED's if you like this article, it's reeks of "apologist."
1. Adderall isn't a banned PED? Umm, yes it is......unless you have a prescription. Which if either player did, the suspensions wouldn't have been handed down.
2. We all make mistakes, so don't judge? That's also crap. Players, and specifically DB's have been getting banned for Adderall all year, and Moffit got slapped for it too, and he's on their damn team. So if Sherman and Browner were indeed guilty of taking it, then that's just plain stupid. I will judge, guilty of stupid.
3. Not going to be a drop off because of Bradley's system? Sorry, can't buy that one. You don't take two of the top 10 DB's in the league out of your lineup and expect to not lose a step on defense.
I do agree with waiting til the appeals process is over. I hope the tests were wrong, but if they're not, then both Browner and Sherman will lose some of their credibility, and rightly so. Not the end of the world, they didn't murder anyone, they didn't get caught smoking crack........but sorry Hawkblogger, they will be guilty of stupid.
Really no way of getting around this part, "they will be guilty of stupid." No arguing that.
I STILL agree with the comment after the article pointing out: where's the outrage about pain-killers?
Fans, teammates and even coaches publicly berating athletes about turning down (perhaps dangerous levels) of pain-killers to ARTIFICALLY affect the time-table to return to the field, how is that NOT a performance influencing drug (one could say another form of PED)? The first thing that might enter the mind is, well we're talking league approved drugs vs ones that are NOT. That's a valid point, but that opens the whole larger conversation of right/moral vs legal. The two AREN'T interchangeable.
And going to Sunday School as a kid taught two wrongs don't make a right after all.
Ask Kenny Easley what he thinks about this whole subject. It ended his career and is still detrimental to his life TO THIS DAY! (great article about that here btw: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110910/SPORTS/709109999/1004&template=mobileart