Artful Deceptions

Steve Wilstein talks about how some athletes will do anything to get ahead

42 seconds

"I think we all recognize that athletes will do anything that they can to get an edge. And they always have. You know I think I think an athlete would rub a toad on his nose if he thought it would help him. But there's also this kind of the Achilles syndrome that you'll do whatever it takes and go into war to be a great warrior, if you're remembered ten thousand years, and you're willing to die for that. And a lot of athletes have the attitude that they're willing to shorten their lives for a few moments of great fame. And they're willing to sacrifice their bodies for stardom. They've been willing to sacrifice themselves in the long run for the short-term success."