Saturday, May 30, 2009

Danica Patrick Would Use a PED

In a revealing interview with Dan Patrick of Sports Illustrated, Danica Patrick revealed the inner workings of a competitive athlete when it comes to the temptation of using PED's and why they chose to use.

From the interview:

Dan: If you could take a performance-enhancing drug and not get caught, would you do it if it allowed you to win Indy?
Danica: Well, then it's not cheating, is it? If nobody finds out?
Dan: So you would do it?
Danica: Yeah, it would be like finding a gray area. In motorsports we work in the gray areas a lot. You're trying to find where the holes are in the rule

Apparently many athletes were and still are "trying to find where the holes are in the rule book." Her personal morals and ethics are off the charts if she does not consider using PED's cheating, as long as no one finds out. It's easy to see how this is the mindset of the modern athlete, always looking for an edge anyway possible. These athletes always have a justification for their actions when questioned. After all, that's how a majority of competitive athletes got to where they are today, doing whatever it took to get to the top.

Thank you Danica for allowing us into the mindset of the modern athlete and the thought process of deciding whether or not to cheat.

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