Article I, Section 12 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to investigate and prosecute professional sports figures for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
In fact, it was James Madison who “felt no small anxiety for the elixirs & etc. employed by certain Cricketers for inequitable advantage on the Field as now widely reported in our Newspapers,” giving sound basis for what constitutional scholars call the Level Playing-Field Clause.
What? Did I hear you say that your dog-eared pocket Constitution omits Article I, Section 12? That can’t be. How else do we explain the right of the Federal Government to spend tens of millions of dollars prosecuting that threat to the Republic, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens, for alleged steroid use?
By now you’ve perceived that the opening paragraph is not true.Details