In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that it's time for the NFL to embrace a drug that can help relieve players of their pain: marijuana.
Just when baseball thought it was in the clear, its PED problem is rearing its ugly head again. Good luck going clean this time, Howard Bryant writes in ESPN The Magazine.
The Hall of Fame process was hopeless this year thanks to the PED issue, so one voter sent his ballot back blank.
Jonathan Vilma reminded us why we fight presumptions of guilt and powerful organizations: The greatest asset a person has is his name.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant argues against those who want to absolve Lance Armstrong's crimes because of the good he has done outside the competition. Bryant says you can't separate the two.
Just when we thought sports might be getting out from under the cloud of performance-enhancing drugs, the cases of Ryan Braun and Alberto Contador rained down on us.
It's a victory for the process, despite MLB's cries of anguish. And the successful appeal of Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension should serve as an example to players in other pro leagues.
It was a Mount Everest of a record. But the game has changed so much that Dan Marino's passing mark didn't have a chance of standing tall against the Drew Brees and Tom Brady ascents.
The debate between the NFL and players over hitting and injuries obscures the failure of drug testing to prevent PED use in the league.
The NFL once seemed invincible. But recent developments -- illegal hits, longterm health hazards, misbehaving players, continuing drug issues -- have football's reign over American sports in jeopardy.
This is the refrain we're hearing from the athletes who've been treated by Dr. Anthony Galea: 'We don't know anything about any performance-enhancing drugs.' Sound familiar?
He's faced public scorn and a private hell, and Ron Washington is still beating himself up for that positive drug test. His success story is a sports rarity: Survival by accountability.
Ron Washington kept his job managing the Rangers despite testing positive for cocaine. Baseball again struggles with its drug message, caught between compassion for an individual and past inaction.
Tony La Russa, Bud Selig and others celebrating Mark McGwire's return to baseball still don't get it. This isn't the lesson baseball needs to be teaching.
A court ruled against it and the Barry Bonds case looks flimsy. If even the government can't get it right in the fight against steroids, who will ride in to save the day for baseball?
Somebody has always had an excuse, a way to dismiss the latest steroid revelation in baseball. But no longer. Not after Manny Ramirez's suspension.