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Overconformity in sports is something that happens everyday It happens everywhere professionally and on youth soccer fields as well There are several forms of overconformity that I will discuss One type that I will discuss is playing injured even though you should not The other type I will talk about is taking performance-enhancing drugs First Im going too discuss drugs in professional sports More and more athletes are getting suspended from the league or fined because of using performance-enhancing drugs One incident that just happened was Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers failed a urine test and has been suspended from the NFL He was suspended for using a banned dietary supplement It used to be steroids that were the main performance enhancing drug that got athletes suspended But now professional leagues are banning dietary supplements because of the danger that they put high performance athletes in There are cases in which the athlete sometimes is taking medicine too feel better and gets in trouble because of whats in the medicine Another incident was at the 2000 summer Olympic games Andreea Raducan had won a gold medal at the games but a couple of days later it was taken away from her because she had taken an over-the-counter cold medication that contained a substance banned by the IOC This is a case that the athlete was just taking cold medicine too feel better but she got in trouble Its not just the professional athletes that take the performance enhancing but college students that go to workout and even high school athletes have been caught taking steroids or dietary substances The other overconformity is playing in a game even though you are injured and probably shouldnt play Playing hurt is viewed as a heroic effort in sports today You always here it on sportscenter or any other media show that the athletes that play hurt get held up on a pedestal An incident that
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