This shouldn’t even be a question. The last time I looked at the laws in every state of our country drug use is illegal regardless of your stature. The question really should be, how long are we going to put these “athletes” in prison for. As to the question at hand, I do not believe that any person who is caught using illegal drugs should be allowed a multi million dollar salary until their debt to society is paid. If this was a poor young child from Compton (or any other ghetto in the world) and he admitted not only to taking illegal drugs but importing them from another country illegally would he not have been remanded to legal custody or would he have been given a press conference and more celebrity status as is the case with not just Alex Rodriquiez but all people in the public eye?
The first thing I would like to discuss is the legality of this issue. The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 placed anabolic steroids into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act. Under this legislation, anabolic steroids are defined as any drug or hormonal substance chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal. Simple possession of illicitly obtained anabolic steroids carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if a first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the aforementioned penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of anabolic steroids.
According to the reference given to us to read about the press conference held by Alex, he has admitted to both trafficking and possession multiple