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In our opinion: Punishing cheaters

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 31, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Is chewing tobacco a performance drug. Is this another tobacco thing.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 31, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    While the advertising of the use of performance enhancing drugs may suggest the use of such to people, the drugs themselves are not the primary cause of people using them.

    People are driven to be winners by every aspect of our human community. Winning is everything. Money is the most sought after but looks, ability and just about every other personal attribute are also goals.

    We would punish the athlete for cheating, but accept a great many false and misleading efforts to take other people’s money. We accept make-up and even physical changes of the body to enhance our looks. Then we exercise and practice, practice, practice to out do others.

    Are we demanding that athletes observe the notion of equal opportunity when we don’t demand equal opportunity in other things.

  • isrred South Jordan, UT
    July 31, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    I agree. Where's the editorial demanding that we punish the cheaters on Wall Street and in international finance that cheated the system and destroyed the world economy?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 31, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    " Integrity is essential in every field of endeavor from business to academics to politics and the criminal justice system."

    That ship has sailed unfortunately. We live in a win at any cost society, where money is the measure of ones worth to society. We have a society today that sees manners, dignity, and respect as bad things branding such as "political correctness" gone too far.

    I have very low expectations... particularly in when it comes to sports figures. Society favors winners more than they do decent people.... Hernandez of the Patriots is a great example.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    July 31, 2013 3:28 p.m.

    Lets try conservatism out with baseball and just not have any baseball rules. The market will decide.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 31, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    Maybe we should punish cheaters in business like we treat cheaters in sports. If you're caught cheating in business... you are banned from business for life.

    switcharoo
    "Conservatism" doesn't mean "no rules". But thanks for trying to frame your opponent in as bizzar a talking-point fashion as possible. You win the prize today. If you even knew what "Conservatism" means... I might listen to the rest of what you have to say about them.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 31, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    The problem with Major League Baseball is their justice system is sort of like spinning that wheel in the movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome".

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    Baseball is on the ropes and MLB has to kick out the cheaters or risk falling behind soccer!

    NFL needs to do the same and will, but first they must rid themselves of the criminals and thugs!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    isrred

    South Jordan, UT

    I agree. Where's the editorial demanding that we punish the cheaters on Wall Street and in international finance that cheated the system and destroyed the world economy?
    10:43 a.m. July 31, 2013

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    Agreed.

    My sentiments exactly!