If he really does try to hurt people that shows a higher level of aggression, which is another symptom of steroid abuse.
Anyhow at this point there is no one in any main sports aside from car racing, golf and basketball that it would surprise me to hear was roiding (and some bball players are suspect). I would like to see Congress pass some strict, intelligent laws on steroids, HGH, amphetamines, etc. that involved at least weekly testing. If pro sports are ever going to get cleaned up that's what it's going to take, and we still probably won't catch all cheaters.
Other teams should protest their losses to the Bolts.
That would really put the users (and those who pay them) in a bad spot and maybe make them think twice about using.
It is the ONLY way to clean this shiiit up. Sports is going to be ruined by this steroid epedemic, and not just the drugs alone, the media focus and the cloud of doubt will only get larger and larger until there is a massive shiiiit storm that ruins the game for good, or basically all sports.
I'm not arguing that aggression is not a symptom od steriod use.
My post was to explain that it's not the case with Merriman. He's played the way he has since he was a child. Thee guy became a LB because when his Pee-Wee coach asked what position he wanted to play Merriman said he just wants to hit people.
The guy was so vicious that he actually was not allowed to practice in high school. The coaching staff just set him off to the side with hitting sleds and tackling dummies.
The guy is not aggressive because he's on a banned substance. He's aggressive because he wants to inflict pain like its been inflicted on him.
true, I'm not a very big fan of Merriman for that reason
The best defensive players are always a bit pyscho. The better ones are looking to inflict pain. Seriously, look at any all-time greats at the defensive positions with maybe the exception of cornerback (Deion was sssooofffttt, although he is a borderline starting all-time CB).