If presented with the option of using performance enhancing drugs, what would Atlanta Braves third baseman Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones do?
There was a time when he considered it. Chipper Jones thought about taking a pill, sticking a needle in his arm, doing whatever it is cheaters do in hopes of gaining an edge and fooling us into believing the mutant statistics all came about from hard work and whey shakes.
"Yeah. I mean, definitely," the Braves’ almost-40 third baseman said Monday when asked if he ever considered using performance-enhancing drugs. "You see peers doing it. You see contemporaries on other teams doing it and putting up [big] numbers. But at that point in my career, while I didn’t have kids yet, and I thought, I don’t want to jeopardize their lives [with the backlash] one day."
Jeff Schultz has a great article up on the AJC where he talks with Chipper about PEDs. It's pretty much a must read, and after reading it, one should have even more respect for the Braves future Hall of Fame third baseman.