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Daring to ask the PED question
Grantland, by Bill Simmons

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Posted By:bemused conservative, 2/2/2013 11:03:27 AM

I made a deal with myself a long time ago: My column needed to capture the things I discuss with my friends. Last week, I realized that wasn´t totally happening anymore. Something of a disconnect had emerged between my private conversations and the things I wrote for Grantland/ESPN. In essence, I had turned into two people. There´s Sports Fan Me, and there´s ESPN Me. Sports Fan Me is candid, jaded, suspicious of everyone. Sports Fan Me repeatedly gets involved in arguments and e-mail chains centered on the question, "Do you think he´s cheating?"

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Article addresses the Ray Lewis controversy, among other things. Lewis recovered in 10 weeks from a triceps tear, which normally takes 6 months recovery time, by supposedly using a spray containing IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) to heal the muscle. IGF-1 is banned by the NFL. The whole PED issue needs to be addressed in a holistic way, with regular testing and a unified protocol. Which performance-enhancing meaures should be allowed and which shouldn´t?

      

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