The League

THE QUESTION

Do Juicers Belong in Canton?

Should the NFL ban players who have tested positive for PEDs from Hall of Fame induction?

Posted by Emil Steiner on July 31, 2009 8:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

PEDs Don't an All-Pro Make

Steroids can't take you from a special teams contributor to a Pro Bowl linebacker. Getting bigger, faster and stronger won't make you catch or tackle better or throw a perfect spiral.

Posted by Roman Oben, on July 31, 2009 2:53 PM

Hall of Fame, Not of Virtue

If YouTube existed during his day, do you think Ty Cobb would be in Cooperstown?

Posted by Jason Maloni, on July 31, 2009 12:27 PM

Sainthood Not Required

Sainthood isn't a criterion for enshrinement into Canton, nor should it be for any sports hall of fame.

Posted by Gene Wang, on July 31, 2009 11:16 AM

A Cheaters HOF

Instead of debating Merriman or A-Rod, I suggest a forced segregation to a new Hall just for juicers.

Posted by Chris Richardson, on July 31, 2009 10:31 AM

PEDs Don't Taint NFL

Baseball is a game of numbers, football is a game of dominance, sacrifice and dedication to the team.

Posted by Les Carpenter, on July 31, 2009 9:50 AM

Put the Facts on the Plaque

If you are a millionaire NFL player who tested positive for steroids when you knew you were going to be tested, you actually tested positive for "stupid."

Posted by Brian Tarcy, on July 31, 2009 9:26 AM

Perception is Reality

While baseball players who cheat with PEDs are seen as interlopers, football's transgressors are seen as victims of their culture.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on July 31, 2009 8:48 AM

Drugs Are Drugs

A high-profile drug bust doesn't have the same PR ramifications on the gridiron as it has on the diamond

Posted by Dan Levy, on July 31, 2009 8:19 AM

Should a Positive PED Test Preclude Hall of Fame Entry?

Readers decide whether failing drug tests should affect an NFL players eligibility for Canton induction.

Posted by Reader Poll, on July 31, 2009 8:09 AM

Let 'em in!

In the NFL, there's none of the stigma attached to steroids.

Posted by Dave Sheinin, on July 31, 2009 8:07 AM

The StarCaps Problem

To hold players accountable to standards that are not clear and require judicial interpretation seems unfair.

Posted by Mackie Shilstone, on July 31, 2009 7:24 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

alysheba_3: Nope. The Hall of Fame is for those people who have used hard work and natural ability to achieve their greatness, not for those who had th...

dkp01: Nope. There's nothing HOF-worthy in cheating....

katfish: Face the facts people: THERE IS NOTHING SAFE ABOUT FOOTBALL! why do you think players die when they're 40? Most are roided up anyway, and I ...

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