Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada, Barry Bonds named in Mitchell Report - is golf listening?
George Mitchell has unveiled his report on illegal steroids in baseball, and it names names: Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Miguel Tejada, Barry Bonds, Mo Vaughn, Lenny Dykstra, Paul Lo Duca, Eric Gagne, and David Justice, among others. Still Mitchell said he had every reason to believe that there were many more that have used the illegal performance-enhancing substances.
The PGA Tour needs to pay attention to this report.
Like baseball players, the world’s top golfers make ungodly amounts of money. Is it really that ridiculous to imagine a golfer taking illegal performance-enhancing drugs to improve their chances to get to the top? People have done crazier things for money. And like it or not, golfers are people.
Mitchell relayed a comment made to him by a current player who does not use illegal steroids: “A guy is using steroids, and he’s taking my spot.”
The PGA, LPGA and other golf tours have made good strides in creating a drug-testing policy. But if they don’t take it seriously, they could end up where baseball is now - without a shred of integrity.
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