On heels of Cushing and Landis, all sport is guilty until proven innocent
Been quite a time for doping revelations in sport, although as well we know, athletes accused of taking illegal drugs are invariably just downright flabbergasted to find out what has gotten into their bodies by immaculate infusion.
The NFL defensive rookie of the year, one
Some cynics might say NFL writers, like the NFL and its players union, care naught for the integrity of the game so long as it's more popular and more violent. The league features a great many monster players who appear larger than the average John Deere tractor, but it still doesn't perform blood tests for Human Growth Hormone, because this would mean sticking these poor behemoths with a widdle needle.
Then we have
The cycling establishment, which knows the value of the whole sport turns to ashes if its great champion is ever convicted of fraud, cries that Landis is just bitter and vindictive. Ah yes, and remember
Yes, of course Lance Armstrong, the cancer survivor, is innocent 'til proven guilty . . . although an insensitive misanthrope might dare suggest that he is also a guilt survivor.
I'm sorry, it's just so difficult any longer to believe any athlete about drugs. Too many of them have lied and lied and lied until they were proved to be . . . lying. Oh, I know they're all innocent until proven guilty. It's just that by now I'm afraid that I think sport -- all sport -- is guilty until proven innocent.