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01-23-2013, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by FiLe View Post
Actually, it's not cheating. It's a banned substance, which makes it forbidden by the rules, yes. Therefore it should not be used, at least for as long as it's on the list.

But in order to call it cheating per se, it would have to be a performance-enhancing substance... which it is not.
Originally Posted by Gaps View Post
It's not cheating. It doesn't make you play any better, it actually makes you play worse than you would without it. This means that a hockey player who uses it must be a little stupid. It's a banned substance in sports, but it doesn't help.
I'm not suggesting that cannabis improves performance, however it's a banned substance, and any taking of banned substances is cheating. I don't see how there can be another definition as long it's banned.

Players who are proven guilty of taking banned substances must be suspended, as that's also according to the rules.

I've no idea if those players, whoever they are, are guilty though. Denial seems best for all parts, assuming it can't be proven as suspended players wouldn't be a positive outcome for anybody involved.

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