It isn’t so much surprising as it is terribly disappointing that Alberto Contador tested positive for steroids during the later stages of this year’s Tour de France. The sad fact is that you can no longer believe an athlete when they protest their innocence, regardless of whether that athlete is a cyclist, football, soccer, or baseball player. Drug use has long been a part of the sports world, but it wasn’t a major part until recent years and what there was of it seemed to be more relegated to casual use drugs instead of the performance enhancing drugs we hear about so much today. When so much is on the line for these sports stars today, there is often the irresistible allure of ensuring their success, which means this all isn’t going to get any better.
We’ve reached a very sad point.