Posts Tagged ‘Championship Celebrations’

Sports Booze Celebrations as Dangerous as Steroids

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS PROFESSIONALS ~ ISPA

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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:     Dr. John Mayer, President

The International Association of Sports Professionals

JMayer2@aol.com

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TV Images of Champagne Celebrations in Sports as Harmful as the Steroid Scandal

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Chicago, IL—May 19, 2009—Television cameras seem to love to show the images of professional athletes bathing themselves in champagne as they win a championship or clinch a play-off berth. This broadcasting ritual is not only silly; it is a dangerous model for young people.

“Kids learn by modeling. When they see their heroes using a drug (alcohol) to celebrate their elation, it does more to propagate the problems we have with kids and drugs than the steroid scandals. These broadcast images are seen by millions of young people. They can see the athletes basking in the glow of the booze enhanced frenzy. (more…)