Mike Trout wants PED users banned for life

Mike Trout says PED users should be banned for life. Let's see how he feels in 17 years, when he's A-Rod's age

8/14/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Aug 7, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA;   Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsMike Trout, one of the best young superstars in baseball, has spoken out and officially said that he thinks convicted PED users should be banned from baseball for life.

Trout, whose early career looks remarkably similar (statistically speaking) to that of Alex Rodriguez almost two decades ago, before his career was mired in scandal and PED rumors.

Trout took a pretty harsh stand against PED users, most likely because he's 22 years old and feels invincible.
"To me, personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught. It takes away from the guys that are working hard every day and doing it all-natural."

At this point, what would you even consider all-natural? Even the cleanest players (like Trout, presumably) have a pretty regular regimen of supplements that they take on a daily basis. I'm not saying that makes him a terrible person, but would you say it's all natural if he's getting it from a powder or a pill that he takes in addition to his regular meals?

It makes me wonder what a 22-year old Alex Rodriguez would have said, if he were asked the same question in the mid-'90s. Would a younger, more energized Rodriguez have agreed? It's possible. Of course, when you are the target of higher expectations, position changes and Father Time, sometimes things change.

For what it's worth, Trout's teammate Josh Hamilton agreed with him, saying that Trout's comments were "right on."

What would you think about a lifetime ban for first-time offenders? Is it a good idea? Or is it over the top?
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8/14/13   |   Jess   |   35098 respect

Pat wrote:
I think everyone should be allowed to take whatever they want. In the end, it'll just result in a better product on the field for the fans.

lol that's true - even the playing field

8/14/13   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

I think everyone should be allowed to take whatever they want. In the end, it'll just result in a better product on the field for the fans.

8/14/13   |   jaysutcliffe81   |   25 respect

I agree, they absolutely should be banned for life. I know that it seems harsh, but Steroids are rampant in sports. It will take harsh punishments like this to get sport back to where it should be. Too many guys are making a great career, and earning millions of dollars, all while they are cheating and robbing other players of their opportunities and successes. 

It is not about how we are treating them but how they are treating the game and everyone else in it.

8/14/13   |   Jess   |   35098 respect

Although these guys should know better, for first time offenders I think a lifetime ban is a little over the top.

8/14/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

well... we are taking about today...young men in the US have strong feelings about drug addicts... who is an addict at your place of work????