Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/21/14
With the suspension of former NL MVP Ryan Braun and rumors swirling about Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta perhaps suffering the same fate, the debate on whether athletes taking PEDs is really a big issue or not is again at the forefront of the 24-hour news cycle. For years now, when the topic of steroidsPEDs comes up, most fans seem to have a ho-hum attitude. As long as their athletic heroes perform, produce and entertain, who really gives a hoot if theyre taking banned substances or devouring chocolate-frosted donuts or downing a case of red pop or something stronger? For many, the bottom line is all about winning. I've spent endless hours on the radio discussing the subject of doping and don't agree with that line of thinking. Even though many athletes seem willing to sacrifice a few years off their lives by taking banned substances to enhance their on-the-field activity or reduce their recovery time from injury or bask in individualteam glory, it's cheating and in most insta...
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