Performance Enhancing Drugs like Dextromethorphan, Doxylamine Succinate, Pseudoephedrine, Oxilofrine, Chlorpheniramine, and Diphenhydramine HCL: all of these chemicals are typical ingredients in over the counter cold medicine—except one. Did you spot it?
Lamar Odom's career as an admired professional athlete is now being challenged by off-court drug use. On August 30, Lamar was arrested on DUI charges and disappeared from the public eye. There have been many reports that he checked himself into a drug rehabilitation facility, but some competing reports cite unidentified sources who say that is not true. Others say he was in and out in just one day.
The Ben Johnson steroid scandal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea is still remembered 25 years later as one of the true blights to Olympic sports. With international media recognizing that anniversary this week, seeing where Ben Johnson is today gives an eerie parallel to where banned substances in sports have gone in the 25 years since. With far too many great athletes being busted for performance-enhancing drugs, and forgiveness of notables becoming more commonplace, Johnson's trajectory since then is fascinating to examine.