Saturday, October 06, 2007

Marion Jones: Power and Popularity alter Moral Compass

Athlete Marion Jones' admission of steroid use in a New York courtroom has sent shockwaves around the world of athletics.

In today’s LA Times article, John Hoberman, a University of Texas professor and expert on steroids in sports contended “that the Jones case testifies to how the pressure to excel alters moral compasses and drives a surprising number of elite athletes to performance-enhancing drugs.”

Michael A. Hiltzik and Lance Pugmire, ‘Jones; steroid case will affect all athletes’, LA Times, October 6, 2007.