Tyler Hamilton

The death of Len Bias — lessons not learned

June 19th marked the 25th anniversary of the cocaine related death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. It was a tragedy that sent shock waves throughout the sports world and the entire country. It turns out it was only the beginning of an epidemic that has grown to impact every sport in this country. Both legal and illegal drug use in sports remains in the spotlight and continues to embarrass, harm and even kill our athletes well before their time.

Just in the past several weeks we have seen drugs impact no fewer than six different sports and may have taken the lives of several athletes. Just weeks ago, gold medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton admitted using performance...