Federal authorities announced the largest crackdown on illegal steroids in the nation's history Monday, arresting more than 120 people and raiding dozens of labs that manufactured growth hormone for sale on the black market. Agents seized 56 labs, many of which were located in dirty basements, and recovered 11.4 million doses of steroids, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The announcement follows a growing number of scandals in the sports world over steroids, but authorities said the probe was focused on distributors, not users, and that no professional athletes were directly involved in the investigation.
Do you really believe this story had nothing to do with sports? If you do then, you're a little naive. Steroids has never been a focal point of the Drug Enforcement Administration until all the scandals in MLB. I mean don't get me wrong, a lot of investigative and sting operations are definitely under wraps, but I think the BALCO case really made agents realize that it's a really big business and there just might be something going on. I firmly believe that some players in the sports arena are definitely sweating right now. I just can't see this story not involving other players and more documents that have proof of illegal steroid use. I'm sure the commissioner of Major League Baseball is looking for a round table discussion as we speak!