Let Us Rid Ourselves Of The Cockfighting PED Menace

We don't ask much of our cockfighting, but we do ask that it be pure. We expect the two valiant competitors to give it their absolutely best, at the highest level, on an even playing field. We have to be able to trust our sacred sport of cockfighting; there is, after all, history and tradition to worry about.

So do not let us take the news that the Coop Bowl has been tainted by the scourge that is performance enhancers. It is time for moral outrage.

More than 32 people were arrested and more than $4,000 in cash plus about 30 roosters seized Sunday morning in northwest York County in a multijurisdictional raid that officers called "Coop Bowl."

Officers believe they raided the fight during the second or third fight at about 11 a.m. The found one dead rooster and two injured. The roosters had spurs fixed to their talons and had been injected with a stimulant to enhance their aggression, Wells said.

It is time for this poison to be expelled from our national pastime. Let us not forget about the little chickies; what about the chickies?

Mike Lupica is certainly preparing an indignant column as we speak. Unless of course Lisa Olson is working on one, in which case he'll just take it.

York County Cockfight Raid Leads To 32 Arrests [The Rock Hill Herald]