The Kid victim of steroids era

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth […]

Baseball ’roids report may demoralize unfairly

The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players are […]

Racism shouldn’t be used as crutch

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Last week, I received e-mail from a man named Keith in Atlanta. He wrote: “I keep hearing and seeing all these allegations and books about Barry Bonds using steroids but I’ve yet to hear one person, other than some clown trying to make a dollar by slandering his name, say […]

Clovis to begin random steroid testing

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School will begin testing athletes for steroids by the end of the year, according to school officials. Clovis athletic director Dale Fullerton said Gov. Bill Richardson is pushing for steroid testing on a statewide scale and Clovis will be one of four high schools to participate in […]

Testing won’t solve high school steroid problem

CNJ staff W hen you hear about a steroid problem on the professional level, one of the first concerns is how long will it take for this problem to trickle down to high school sports. Athletes like to emulate other athletes, and some people figure it is only a matter of time before prep athletes […]

Steroids not seen as problem at area schools

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With steroids becoming a bigger problem at the professional sports level, the NCAA is trying to take more preventative measures to head off potential problems. Ed Kabrick, athletic trainer at Eastern New Mexico University, said that as of the 2004-05 school year the NCAA randomly tests athletes for the use […]

Barry Bonds not good role model for troubled sport

CNJ staff Barry Bonds was known as a self-centered athlete while he played college baseball at Arizona State University. Today he is a big-leaguer with the San Francisco Giants. And as his muscles and neck circumference have grown in recent years, so also has his ego. In the face of allegations that his fabulous ability […]

HR 207 could limit access to supplements

Those who want to use government to protect us from ourselves are often well-intentioned, but in the process they can pose dangers to personal liberties and the freedom to make one’s own choices. A current example that seems almost designed to lead to overbroad restrictions is HR 207, which would give the U.S. attorney general […]