Firstly, I don't understand how underage drinking constitutes cheating. It is a violation of state law - it is not cheating. Furthermore, no one said it was OK to allow underage drinking. Merely that it was NOT ok to permit performance enhancing drugs in athletic competitions.
so again.. it is OK to allow them to CHEAT by drinking while underage but not ok to allow them to cheat at athletics? and that is called ethics???
i asked in the beginning... how many ncaa athletes would test positive for marijuana? why is that any dift from this situation? it is not, pure and simple.. you need to convolute any argument into 'ethical' or 'morality plays' to even try.
far more college age kids will die or become ill from drinking than from any PED use so why are we not testing athletes for alcohol? wouldnt that be the Ethical or Moral thing to do?
Secondly, I fail to see the relevance of marijuana use. Has someone here condoned it? Are disallowing steroid use and marijuana use mutually exclusive? Which NCAA athlete tested positive for marijuana and is competing this weekend?
Thirdly, the role of NCAA and WADA drug-testing isn't to indulge your moral sensibilities. It is to prevent athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs from competing. Testing for alcohol to prevent teenage deaths is clearly outside their jurisdiction.
I cannot see a single redeeming point in your arguments. What are you trying to say? That there should be no drug testing in sports? That drug testing in sports should include harmful drugs that are otherwise unrelated to athletics? That we should allow a convicted drug cheat to compete because there are a lot of underage drinkers at Cornell?