Brent Musburger, in my opinion, is at a point in his career where he probably has more latitude to express his candor on certain things that the rest of the traditional sports media may not.
“I’ve had somebody say that, you know, steroids should be banned because they’re not healthy for you,” he told the students Tuesday. “Let’s go find out. What do the doctors actually think about anabolic steroids and the use by athletes? Don’t have a preconceived notion that this is right or this is wrong.”
Musburger said negative stories about steroids are mainly the fault of “journalism youngsters out there covering sports (who) got too deeply involved in something they didn’t know too much about.” –The AP.
PREACH. ON. Look, I’m not saying steroids are great, or even ethical, but the stigma that steroids have in the sporting world and in the media today is just insane. Steroids have been used as a conduit, in my opinion, for certain sportswriters to carry out whatever agendae they choose against whomever they choose. Barry Bonds. Brian Cushing. Marion Jones. Whoever. I don’t really care about steroids in big sports, just as long as somebody finally nails Lance Armstrong. The only thing worse than hearing about steroids is hearing about cycling…