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Did Alex Rodriguez take steroids

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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samteks

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Alex Rodriguez did use steroids February 7, 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Rodriguez had tested positive for two anabolic steroids, testosterone and Primobolan, during his 2003 season playing shortstop for the Texas Rangers, the same season in which he captured his first American League Most Valuable Player award, broke 300 career home runs (hitting 47 runs that year[47]), and earned one of his ten Silver Slugger Awards. The information had been part of a government-sealed report detailing 104 major league players who tested positive for performance enhancers during a 2003 survey test, which was conducted by Major League Baseball to see whether a mandatory drug testing program might be necessary. At the time, there was no penalty or punishment for a positive test.[6][48] Because more than 5% of the samples taken from players in 2003 came back positive, mandatory testing of major league baseball players began in 2004, with penalties for violations although testosterone is available by prescription for some uses, Primobolan(the drug he used supposedly) has no approved prescription use.
Isn't that sort of suspicious.
rbksfreak

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Alex Rodriguez using steroids are only based upon allegations. There are no clear cut evidence that says that he did use steroids. If this case is actually all it is cracked up to be then why isn't the MLB on his case with punishments and penalties like those seen the cases of previously proved baseball player whom have used steroids?

These are basically allegations and that's what they are. As the neg I only have to say he's not taking steroids now at this exact moment. If any future updates of his use of steroids presents itself; it will not be useful in this debate because I will not be given fair grounds.
Debate Round No. 1
samteks

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Primobolan, also known as methenolone, is an injected or orally administered drug. It improves strength and maintains lean muscle with minimal bulk development and few side effects. It is not an approved prescription drug in the United States. Testosterone can be taken legally with a prescription.

In a December 2007 interview with "60 Minutes," however, three days after George Mitchell's report on drugs in the sport was released, Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

"I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field. ... I felt that if I did my, my work as I've done since I was, you know, a rookie back in Seattle, I didn't have a problem competing at any level," he said on "60 Minutes."

Mitchell said his report included names of players who he "had received credible evidence of their illegal purchase, possession, or use of performance enhancing substances." Rodriguez's name was included.
rbksfreak

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rbksfreak forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
samteks

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i win. he took steroids
rbksfreak

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rbksfreak forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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