Friday, November 16, 2007

Great Moments in Missing the Point

Multiple federal charges for perjury and obstruction of justice are filed against Barry Bonds, and anti-doping officials somehow hail it as a blow against PEDs:

"This is just another story related to the big picture that Americans don't like cheaters," Scott Burns, deputy director of White House drug policy, told The Associated Press at the world anti-doping summit in Madrid . . .

. . ."It shows from the evidence that the U.S. government is committed to healthy sport," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart said . . ."If (players) think the only penalty when they get caught is a four-game or a 50-game penalty, it's not much of a penalty," Tygart said. "But you suddenly put in jail time and felony conviction, and it's a dramatic difference in the deterrent effect. And we're thrilled."

These guys do realize, don't they, that if Bonds had actually stood up in front of the grand jury and proudly and unapologetically admitted taking steroids -- even if he said that, in his opinion, steroids and HGH should be handed out with school lunches -- that absolutely nothing would have happened to him, including any sort of suspension from baseball?

1 comment:

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