The NFL would still close their eyes to some degree if their wasn’t such a public stigma toward PED’s now that the truth behind these sports comes out. I hate the cheating aspect of using the drugs for sport but the majority of the drugs I can’t see the problem with. There are many instances where smart usage of testosterone, HGH, SARMs, etc. can be beneficial physically and psychologically. At times there’s a weird public stigma towards testosterone supplementation in older men yet it is common for older women to supplement during menopause.
The majority of the public has virtually no problem with boob jobs, liposuction, gastric bypass, botox, etc. and in certain parts of the country there is no black mark placed for having a nose job or cheek implants and on and on. However, in many of these same areas if you took testosterone and HGH for physical appearance benefits or even health benefits you would be looked at like a fruitcake. I don’t get it. It seems like every dinner party I have been to in the last few years ALL of the women can’t wait to get augmented. Yet, if I said when I am 55, 60 years old you better believe I’ll be topping off the stores they woulkd look at me like I am crazy and that I would be killing myself doing so.
It is interesting to say the least – I think the stygma around use of various PEDs is that the associations people make are of “roid rage”, liver disease, and BBers with ridiculous physiques. The danger in these drugs is when they are used in exceptionally high doses and by individuals whose natural T has not begun dropping.
Safe to say cheeseburgers and beer have caused a lot more deaths than steroid use.
And then the same people who shun use of drugs use OTC stuff with god knows what in them because they’re legal.