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Old 07-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by BridgetJones View Post
A person can have "ethics and morals" and not be "clean." Once you get to a certain level in sports, you lose a lot of control over what goes into your body. So unless you don't go near a doctor, don't ingest anything or have any injections, you can never be sure.
Time to read less John Grisham, or watch less CSI / House.

Any athlete who is choosing to stay clean, is also more than aware that they need to be meticulous about consumption. This is their career that has taken years and years of training.

What you are alleging there, by the way, doctors medicating people illegally / without their full knowledge and consent, and worse, without a condition requiring the medication....if and when it occurs would be enough to both have a doctor lose their licence to practice medicine and be jailed.

So you're proposing that both doctors and pro athletes - both are people who have to train for a decade to be 'qualified & effective' in their career - regularly risk this. I can see that the guy coming 3rd might want to come first (Landis). I can't see that the guy coming 56th would risk this to come 49th, and I can see very very few doctors with around 10 years of study risking a career and freedom...
so self-aware / so full of ~~it / so indecisive / so adamant / i'm contemplating thinking about thinking / it's overrated / just get another drink in
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