and, to be honest, when it comes to steroids, they've got nobody to blame but themselves.
if my memory serves me correct, just one athlete was stepped up and taken full responsibility for their cheating (and nobody gives a rat's ass for matt lawton). jason giambi admitted it after years of denying it, and only did so when in the midst of a grand jury subpoena, not thinking it would have been leaked. doesn't count.
rafael palmiero pointed to a camera in court. barry bonds has books of evidence against him. the list goes on and on and on.
the newest frauds, justin gatlin and floyd landis, just issue another in a long line in weak excuses.
gatlin claims that his trainer rubbed some sort of sauve on him that caused his raised testosterone level. please.
as of today, landis has blamed drinking, a cortisone shot and his own body to account for his high testosterone levels. too bad he measured for an artificial amount.
is it too much to cheat and then live up to it?
unfortunately, this isn't just an epidemic in the athletic field. god knows that politics is ripe with it, even recently from clinton to bush. corporate america lies and lies again. celebrities like martha stewart lie and cover up the obvious. and the thing of it is that if they just admitted their wrongs in the first place, the damage would be limited.
but nobody does. it's easy and it's right. and we can't have any of that.
and, because of that, whether it's an athlete taking steroids or an executive defrauding his employees, they're always gonna be guilty until proven innocent because nobody has proven any honest worth.
we see giambi hitting the tar off the ball, and why shouldn't we assume? roger clemens does stuff on a baseball mound that no forty-year-old has ever had, and we assume. even albert pujols, the best player in baseball, should be assumed. i don't need to go on. everyone is under suspicion.
if only someone had stood up and righted this wrong at a time when it was needed, and not when it's too late.
it's just the state of this country today.