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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Government in sports (entertainment)

Not sure if anyone else is interested in this topic but I am watching PTI, ATH etc and they keep talking about the WWE wrestler Chris Benoit who strangled his wife and seven year old son before he killed himself. It is an extremely tragic story, and everyone just wants to know why it happened.

They found steriods in the house which he obviously took, and they also found injection marks on the 7 year old :shock: and police think he was receiving Human growth hormone.

What I am worried about is everyones (on ESPNs) interest in having the government involve themselves in the matter.
I am a fairly liberal person, however I have always believed that the government getting involved in professional sports was over doing it.
Now, they are saying that the government should involve themselves in WWE which isn't even a sport, rather it is stricktly entertainment.

What do you all think about this subject if you care at all?

*And I know ESPN is the king of bandwagons, but everyone watches it which gives a huge voice in our country.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2007, 09:34 AM
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Re: Government in sports (entertainment)

I don't think the governement should be involved. However, things like steriods are illegal in general unless prescribed, so in the case of that involvement what is the deal?
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Re: Government in sports (entertainment)

The government is too big as it is, the last thing we need is the government involved in entertainment.


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Re: Government in sports (entertainment)

I think it's pretty straightforward. If the steroids being used are illegal, then we already have ample law enforcement resources to deal with it. DEA, local LEA's, I bet the FDA even has their own enforcement people.

If the steroids being used aren't illegal, then it's up to the individual leagues/companies to regulate it themselves. Sports leagues have a vested interest in regulating this as it directly affects the competition that is their product. Not to mention the links that pro leagues have to sports programs all the way down to kids leages.

For entertainment like the WWE? Who cares.
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Re: Government in sports (entertainment)

They found steroids in his house, but a few weeks ago Chris Benoit tested negative to using them. I think they are using steroids as a scapegoat so Dick Pound can push his anti-doping agenda.

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