06:46PM, Mon 28 July 2008
We've just seen three drug cheats caught in the Tour De France and given the boot, possibly even to face charges that could result in jail sentences. Within two weeks we'll start shaking our heads at drug cheats busted at the Beijing Olympics. That leads me to the question - how should we punish drug cheats? Is a stint in jail the answer? Is a two-year ban enough or should they cop a life ban right from the start? Should they face further humiliation by being forced to walk around with 'I AM A DRUG CHEAT' stamped on their forehead? Perhaps it's time we stood together and showed these cheats just how pathetic they are. Tattoo them for life I say! These fools need to know that the general public, and more importantly other 'clean' competitors, aren't going to tolerate the ridiculous excuses drug cheats cough up from now on. "Oh, I drank too much coffee before running the 100 metres. I don't know why I did it, but I just felt the need to slurp down 50 cups of coffee!" Yeah right! What a load of crap. Or....."Gee, I don't know how those needles and traces of drugs got in my bag, underneath my bed, in my room......I've been set up!" Too many talented and clean athletes have failed to receive due recognition for their efforts when beaten for gold by drug cheats. Enough is enough. Let's see the powers that be get serious. Perhaps you have an appropriate punishment for drug cheats. Tell the mySport world what you'd do to a drug cheat. Personally, I'd go with a tattoo from temple to temple! I AM A DRUG CHEAT! The Yapper has spoken!