Playing hard

According to this New York Daily News article, Viagra is the latest performance-enhancing craze. That’s right, the world famous boner pill is thought to improve athletic (and its intended purpose, sexual) performance. Taking Viagra is believed to increase endurance in a couple ways; it gets oxygen throughout the body, and cancels out the negative effects steroids can have on the ability to achieve erections. It is not scientific fact that Viagra helps in the performance enhancing aspect (on the field), but studies are being performed. And as expected, Roger Clemens is named as a Viagra user. More good press for Roger.

BALCO’s Victor Conte says all of his athletes took over the counter versions of the drug. I’m guessing none of them slide head first…

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