Cuban sees ‘common sense’ steroid use

Parents and coaches – HEADS UP!!!

Some of the folks we talk to can’t understand where our children get the idea that it’s “okay to use steroids” in sports.

Take a look at the remarks that Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, made yesterday in Pittsburgh. Does he think that the children of this country somehow won’t “hear” him when he makes statements like this?

Don

October 21, 2009 – ESPN

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says steroids could have a legal and useful place in sports — as long as they are administered under a doctor’s supervision to help athletes recover from injuries and there’s no risk of long-term health effects.

“I’m not an expert in the subject, but if we get to the point where there aren’t long-term negative health impacts, why wouldn’t you do it?” Cuban said, according to Pittsburgh-area media reports.

We do performance-enhancing things all the time, just not steroids. …. If you administer them properly and fairly and set the rules strictly, as long as in doing so we recognize there are no negative long-term health-impact issues. — Mark Cuban

“I’ll get killed for saying this . . . but I’m not so against steroids if they’re administered under proper supervision and there is no long-term damage,” Cuban said.

“We do performance-enhancing things all the time, just not steroids,” Cuban added. “If you administer them properly and fairly and set the rules strictly, as long as in doing so we recognize there are no negative long-term health-impact issues.”

“If somebody thinks it’s controversial, fine. To me, it’s just common sense. I’m sure I’ll hear about it [today] that ‘Cuban is for Steroids.’ “

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