Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: self-imposed exile
Should tennis test for drugs that do not enhance performance?
I was thinking about this in the one Hingis thread. I really donít think tennis or other individual sports should test for non-performance enhancing drugs.
Itís not that I approve of illegal drug use (although I admit I donít get as worked up about them as some do), but a) I donít think itís the toursí responsibility to play cops (itís not like they test the youngsters for alcohol use, or check their tax returns Ėhell, they donít do a think about coaches bonking underage players) and b) I really think itís a playerís own business what they do off-court.
Itís different with team sports, I think. If Tom Bradyís hitting the crack pipe, his addiction and his play will affect his whole team and their success, so the team has a vested interest in making sure heís not abusing substances. The teams just work collectively, as the NFL, to address that interest.
But if a player wants to trash her results or her career because sheís stoned? Different story.
What do yíall think? (remember, the question isnít whether coke, pot, etc., are ďokĒ or not or should be legal or not, but should the WTA test for it and punish people who test positive).
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