Posts Tagged ‘Supplements’

My Supplement Contains What?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I am tired of reading news stories where athletes are appealing their drug suspensions because they claim that they did not know they were taking a banned substance. Typically the substance they get caught taking has properties that mask steroid use. It is just a mere coincidence that the very supplement that they are taking masks a performance enhancing drug. Right, and did I mention Bill Gates is my uncle! It seems that employees at MacDonald’s, making minimum wage, have to know more about the rules then athletes getting paid millions of dollars. Last I checked ignorance is not a defense. You would think by now professional athletes would carefully scrutinize everything they ingest. Many of these athletes have the means to hire a nutritionist who can insure that they are consuming the proper substances. I think athletes who get caught for taking these masking supplements and then claiming they had no idea it was a banned substance should get punished twice; first for taking a banned substance and second for stupidity.

Justin Mayer, Executive Director-ISPA