Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Rafael Palmeiro, Baseball, MLB, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Anabolic steroids, Ethics
Palmeiro, Rafael, 1964-; Toronto Blue Jays (Baseball team); Major League Baseball (Organization); Baseball players; Performance Enhancing Drugs; Anabolic steroids; Ethics
The United States Congress is making noises again over the issue of drug use in sports and, as usual, taking aim at steroids in baseball. In The Clean Sports Act, sponsored by Sen. McCain and Rep. Tom Davis, there is a call for stronger penalties for drug violations in baseball. This bill would institute a two-year ban for first offenders and a lifetime ban for second offenders, a penalty system adopted from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, in sandbagging the Players' Association, also called for an independent testing agency and his coyly phrased "Three Strikes and You’re Out" policy.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Drug testing in baseball and worldwide" (2005). On Sport and Society. 685.