• Hank: NFL Has More PED Users Than Baseball

    Posted by on February 18th, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Via Yankees.com:

    Hank Steinbrenner insists baseball is being picked on for its trouble with performance-enhancing drugs, and claims the problem is bigger in football.

    “I don’t like baseball being singled out,” the Yankees senior vice president said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday night.

    “Everybody that knows sports knows football is tailor-made for performance-enhancing drugs. I don’t know how they managed to skate by. It irritates me. Don’t tell me it’s not more prevalent. The number in football is at least twice as many. Look at the speed and size of those players.”

    Why am I starting to think that Hank is about one bottle of Boone’s Farm away from having a Jimmy the Greek or Al Campanis moment?

    Don’t get me wrong. I like Hank. He seems like a fun guy. But, we don’t need an opinion from him on other professional sports. At least not one like this one. (Even if he may be right.)

    Comments on Hank: NFL Has More PED Users Than Baseball

    1. JeremyM
      February 19th, 2008 | 1:41 am

      Well, he’s right. The NFL gets a pass for a ton of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. NFL players are juiced out of their minds and nobody really cares.

    2. MJ
      February 19th, 2008 | 9:02 am

      Given how much I detest Hank, all I can do is try to see the silver lining in the giant gray cloud he represents. If a Jimmy the Greek or Al Campanis moment happens to Hank, it could lead to his suspension and that would be a beautiful thing. Remember, the last Yankee Dynasty only happened because his father had a similar misstep…

      FWIW, I couldn’t agree more. The NFL gets a free pass on PEDs.

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