PEDs in baseball are a huge deal, but not the NFL
Of course, PEDs are banned from all the major sports, which is why players caught using them are subject to incredibly harsh penalties, not unlike the 50-game suspension given to Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera.
But ESPN's Pedro Gomez wonders why baseball's cheaters cause more of an uproar than those in other sports.
"I think another part of [the Cabrera discussion] that has kind of been overlooked is the indignation that the sports fan has with Melky Cabrera," Gomez told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo Friday. "And yet when an NFL player tests positive it's the last line in a notebook item, it's never even brought up again.
It's an interesting thought because, as we all know, baseball players aren't the only ones who cheat. Perhaps football players get some slack because their sport is more popular or more violent, with the idea that fans may understand use of PEDs more on the gridiron than the diamond.
"But the fan doesn't accept it in baseball, it just doesn't," Gomez said.
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