In dealing with athletes, playtime is over.
The year 2005 was not a good one in sports to be a radical or a renegade: The pendulum swung to create a more stringent culture that sat suspected sinners before Congress and suspended sus·pend
v. sus·pend·ed, sus·pend·ing, sus·pends
1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment: suspend a student from school. the insufferable. This pattern of anti-petulance had much to do with public opinion. "Juxtaposed jux·ta·pose
tr.v. jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing, jux·ta·pos·es
To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. with natural disasters that people have suffered around the world, with the war in Iraq Iraq or Irak (both: ēräk`, ĭrăk`), officially Republic of Iraq, republic (2005 est. pop. 26,075,000), 167,924 sq mi (434,924 sq km), SW Asia. , people are more willing to ask ... 'Why aren't [athletes] more grateful for what they have? Why do they need to cheat?'" says the director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University Northeastern University, at Boston, Mass.; coeducational; founded 1898 as a program within the Boston YMCA, inc. 1916, university status 1922, fully independent of the YMCA 1948. . "In baseball's case, Congress gave it the leverage to take on the steroid problem, but teams and league officials have also sensed that people have had enough, and they have had to do something to reverse the trend." The cultural ground has shifted under our athletes' feet. If they don't watch themselves now, they may find themselves falling off the edge of a cliff.