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Type 5 Writing Assignment Corrupt Athletes Steroids Marijuana Alcohol Cocaine Violence The unfortunate truth is that no discussion of American sports in the past few decades has been complete without those words being mentioned in some context Through this paper I hope to gain an understanding of the different types of illegal behaviors the people affected and the outcome of the lives of Darryl Strawberry Tonya Harding and Lyle AlzadoThe baseball great Darryl Strawberry who won World Series championships with the New York Yankees and Mets has battled drug and alcohol abuse and criminal problems for years Strawberry was sentenced to 18 months probation May 1999 after pleading no contest to drug and solicitation charges In February he was suspended from baseball for a year for testing positive to cocaine In September of 1998 Strawberry was sentenced to two years house arrest after admitting he violated probation by driving under the influence of medication and by leaving the scene of an accident Strawberry who is also fighting the return of his colon cancer could have been sent to prison for that violation Instead the private drug treatment center which officials declined to identify served as his residence corrections officials said In 1990 Strawberry was arrested for alleged assault with a deadly weapon during an argument with his wife They were later divorced Three years later he was arrested for allegedly striking his girlfriend No charges were filed in either incident In 1995 he was ordered to repay 350000 in back taxes and sentenced to six months of home confinment except for games Later that year he was charged in California with failing to make child support payments The people that have been affected by Darryl Strawberrys behavior would be us the young impressionable minds while he also affected his family and girlfriends The outcome of all of the illegal behavior such as abusing drugs and his significant others has resulted in massive amounts of jail
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