Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Moises Cotom Pacheco


The use of Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs) should not be legalized in professional sports due to the negative effects it has on the body and influencing the youth to participate in its use. Multiple studies have been conducted to show how PEDs affects the body in negative ways. There is also an ethical reasoning to why PEDs should not be legalized. The youth are heavily influenced by athletes that whenever they promote something they are willing to convince their parents to buy it. They are also influenced when it comes to PED use and how they can become like their idol by using them. Finally, a solution to the problem could be for athletes to become better role models for the youth so that way, they are also thinking about everything they do, including PED use.