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Culture of Aggression and Entertainment

New York Times
November 17, 2003

"I think Balco is the tip of the iceberg" said Steven Ungerleider, a sports psychologist in Eugene, Ore., and author of "Faust's Gold," which depicted the state sponsored doping system in the former East Germany. "I think there are probably a dozen labs working with athletes and chemists to figure out designer drugs and not get caught." Ungerleider, the sports psychologist from Oregon, said: ''We're caught up in a culture of aggression and entertainment and 'whatever it takes to get it done.' I'm concerned about the message we are sending to our children that, in order to play well, you have to be juiced up."