September 29, 2020

Baseball Players Who Use Steroids Can Be Victimized by Gamblers

According to the Mitchell Report, the use of anabolic steroids by athletes is not simply an ethical problem or a health problem. Cheating with the use of performance enhancing drugs is a “broader and more nuanced activity” that can seriously threaten the integrity of baseball.

Baseball players who use anabolic steroids are vulnerable to being victimized by gamblers:

[D]rug dealers could blackmail a player to alter the outcome of a game in exchange for maintaining the secrecy of the player’s substance use. Such threats to the integrity of the game are as serious as gambling. [Read more…]