this sounds stupid

why tell these steroids stories??? what’s the benefit, where is the news??

I don’t see the news about NFL/baseball or steroids etc…

 

“I PLAYED SPORTS AND THOUGH I NEVER WITNESSED SOMEONE USING STEROIDS ON A FIRSTHAND BASIS, I SAW YOUNG STUDENT ATHLETES THAT WOULD HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF MUSCLE MASS IN A VERY SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME… AND OBVIOUSLY THAT SENDS UP RED FLAGS.”

SO, IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH STEROIDS IN ATHLETICS HERE IN THE BAY AREA?  DEPENDS WHO YOU ASK.

Sean Callahan – Armwood Football Head Coach:

“I’VE BEEN DOING THIS NOW FOR 28 YEARS AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYBODY INVOLVED IN ANABOLIC STEROIDS AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE A WHOLE FIVE MINUTES OUTSIDE OF TAMPA, I’VE NEVER HEARD ANYBODY IN TAMPA TELL ME THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM THERE SO I’M NOT REALLY SURE WHERE WE’RE GOING WITH THIS.”

WHETHER THERE IS A STEROID PROBLEM OR NOT, PARENTS OF ATHLETES WILL BE THRUST INTO HAVING AN OPINION.  FOR MIKE ROTHENBERG… WHOES SON JEFFEREY PLAYS MULTIPLE SPORTS AT PLANT HIGH SCHOOL, IT IS A NO BRAINER.

Mike Rothenberg – Parent of Student Athlete

“ITS A GREAT IDEA CAUSE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IS KIDS ARE GOING TO BE AWARE THIS IS A MANDATE AND THEY ARE GOING TO THINK TWICE BEFORE DOING SOMETHING LIKE TAKE STEROIDS.”

SO WE KNOW HOW SOME COACHES AND PARENTS FEEL.  HOW ABOUT THE STUDENT ATHLETES?  THE INNOCENCE OF SPORTS IS IMMEDIATELY LOST WHEN YOU HAVE TO TELL AN ATHLETE TO TAKE A DRUG TEST.

Sean Callahan – Armwood Football Head Coach:

“I THINK ITS GOING TO BE TOUGH. I THINK IF YOU PICK ANY ONE OF MY GUYS THEY’RE GOING TO FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY SAID THERE IS A PROBLEM ABOUT THEM… THAT’S THE WAY YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE IT. YOU KNOW, YOU’RE GOING TO SIT DOWN WITH THEM AND TELL THEM THAT’S NOT THE CASE… THEIR NAME WAS RANDOMLY CHOSEN.”

Marcelo Llorente – R-Miami:

“YOUNG STUDENT ATHLETES HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR IF THEY’RE NOT ON STEROIDS. THEY SHOULD WELCOME THIS AS A MEASURE TO PROTECT THEM AND PROTECT THEIR COLLEAGUES.”

 

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