What do antler horn extract and pyramid stickers have in common? Apparently they are both being peddled to college and professional athletes as “alternatives” to performance enhancing drugs. One might be tempted to assume that team doctors and trainers would have stopped this practice long before it started. However, this theory quickly dwindles as the list of superstars, including Ray Lewis, Alex Rodriguez and the Alabama Crimson Tide, have been connected with the use of these fictitious antidotes.
Can we fully rely on amateur and professional sports to effectively ban performance enhancing drugs if they haven’t addressed swindlers preying on their players?