ETH 301 Module 3
Tyron O. Rhodes
The Major League Baseball (MLB) Players Association has an ethical and above-board responsibility to society in which to provide a safe and sound environment for its baseball players and the general public. Furthermore, kids receive the wrong message; that is to say using performance-enhancing steroids is not only acceptable, but also advantageous if a baseball player wants to perform at their greatest. MLB players have a remarkable influence on kids in our society and therefore have a responsibility to be good role models. Moreover, MLB has been tarnished by the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. A baseball player who jeopardizes drug testing policies should be monitored, penalized monetarily to the fullest and terminated from the league if their poor conduct continues.
According to a letter sent to Senate supporting MLB by Shelton, an Executive Director for United States House of Representatives Subcommittee: “Numerous MLB players and retired players have admitted to using steroids at one time or another throughout the MLB. Steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are detrimental to a player's health and have no place in America’s sporting industry. Countless professional sports organizations already ban steroids use. Steroid use is against the law without a doctor's prescription and the failure to test MLB players for such use has led to assumption that steroids are widely used by a lot of MLB players. Establishing mandatory steroid testing will send the correct message to the general public, namely that MLB is serious about banning steroids and will continually work to protect the integrity of the baseball.”
Therefore applying a utilitarian principle in the aftermath of MLB exposure to public outcry, President Bush and Senator John McCain appeal openly upon to MLB's leadership to ratify tougher drug testing policies for the greater good of the general...