Friday, August 10, 2007


Sacbee: Opinion Newsletter
The Sacramento BeeNews Sports Business Politics Opinion Entertainment Lifestyle Cars Homes Jobs Shopping Contact Bee Customer Service Contact Advertise Online Privacy Policy Terms of Use Help Site Map GUIDE TO THE BEE: Subscribe Manage Your Subscription Contacts Advertise Bee Events Community Involvement Go to Home PageContact The Bee: (916) 321-1000 E-MailGuide to The BeeSubscribe Editorial: Move over, HenryThursday, August 9, 2007Violence and steroidsThe link toward violence and steroids is a fact! Bonds has broken the home run record, but at what cost? Bonds,Romanowski and many other who had been accused of taking steroids. So they take steroids and the world just loves it! But what does it teach our children? Dr. Morris Mellion of the University of Nebraska Medical Center has made a strong case that exercise addiction is every bit as real and serious as drug addiction and eating disorders and is very much like them in the way it works. He described the growing trends among young athletes engaging in more high-risk behaviors, such as drinking, taking drugs, having more sexual partners and higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, using steroids, violence, impaired academic work, and smoking. Without concluding that sports are necessarily bad for our kids behavior, clearly something is going on here. Parents, school administrators and coaches need to get a grip on it."
Ted Rudow III,MA

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