Start with a little chat with "Nawaf." I'll bet he tell you who wrote the letter. If he's not talking, then checkout "Onacrest Drive." You may want to visit "West Angeles Church," too. You could just visit ESPN's favorite track and field website instead.
One of the other star sprinters in Greene’s Los Angeles based group at the time was Trinidad’s Ato Boldon. Not only were the two athletes training partners but the media also portrayed them for years as close friends.
But that relationship appears to have ended, Hollywood style.
Reached this morning, I asked Boldon about the news reports and rampant speculation on the Internet, to which he replied that unfortunately track & field and gossip go hand in hand. But he did offer a statement, one that reveals the existence of a great schism between the former training partners.
“One thing is clear, that the evidence and the facts will show someone to be a fraud and someone will be vindicated. I will make no further comment regarding this case until such time,” said Boldon
Speedbuff, you must understand that jackals won't settle for plants once they're had a taste of meat. Last month Allen Johnson came on this board and fed us some raw meat. There's nothing tastier than a direct hit job from an Olympic and World Champion. Perhaps you're not in the position to feed us filet mignon, if you're not a first-hand witness, but can't you at least give us some ground beef. These soybean burgers (third and fourth-hand information) just won't do.
gh wrote:If this is indeed written by AB, we're supposed to believe that he trained w/ HSI for a decade and only just now is tumbling to the fact that (alleged) drug abuse was in place? That doesn't ring quite true.
Anybody else remember that AB signed a non-disclosure agreement w/ Victor Conte? At least the SJ Mercury News so said during the BALCO stuff a couple of years back.
“Maurice Greene's coach, John Smith, was in collusion with Trevor Graham to remove me and Balco athletes from the sport,” he claimed. “When Trevor sent the sample of ‘the clear' (THG) to USADA he did so based upon the advice of John Smith.
“I was working with Dwain Chambers, who was consistently beating both Maurice and Tim Montgomery, who was coached by Trevor at the time. Smith and Graham decided to turn in the THG sample and name names purely out of competitive jealousy. It certainly wasn't done as a noble deed.”
The wheels churning in the rumour mill has been more camps, more athletes, more trainers, more managers and more agents involved than believed. Doesn:t stop with HSI, but further discussion about who/what/where does, as to not create innuendo for parties possibly not involved.
EPelle wrote:The wheels churning in the rumour mill has been more camps, more athletes, more trainers, more managers and more agents involved than believed. Doesn:t stop with HSI, but further discussion about who/what/where does, as to not create innuendo for parties possibly not involved.
The thing that's disheartening is that in all of these sports, it's various American and European law enforcement agencies that are outing the cheaters, not the actual governing bodies of the sports themselves. If not for law enforcement, baseball's single season home run record would be up to 80, the average speed in cycling's grand tours would be up to 30 m.p.h and women would have to run at least 10.8 just to make a global 100 meter final.
Even more disheartening is that the Sport Governing Body (eg IAAF) MAY have something to hide here. As bad as the rest of the stuff is, that would be the real Elephant in the room, if there were any truth in that "rumour". Of course, then there are National Sport Governing Bodies to consider, as well.
Just idle Internet conjecture.....so far.
Speedbuff wrote:The author of the recent meltdown letter is being threatened with a lawsuit from someone hefty, so he has decided not to publicly own up to writing it. However, people in know have confirmed who wrote the letter.
Can you name or at least describe to person who you got the letter from?
The heat on Maurice just got turned up a notch. Emanuel Hudson at HSI declined to talk.
“We would like to hear his explanation,” the I.A.A.F. spokesman Nick Davies wrote in an e-mail message Wednesday.
The Times described the informant’s charges and what the informant said was a $10,000 wire transfer from Greene to the informant. The Daily Telegraph later quoted Greene as saying that he had met the informant, but did not obtain or use any drugs from him. Greene said he bought “stuff” for his track club teammates. “Our group was very close and things always came up,” Greene told the newspaper. “I would pay for stuff and not care what it was. I’ve paid for things for other people.”
In the e-mail message Wednesday to The Times, Davies wrote: “We have asked Maurice Greene for a written reaction to the entire article, including comments he is quoted as making, but have not received his reply yet.”
Davies said he made the request for explanations directly to Greene’s agent, Emanuel Hudson of HSInternational in Irvine, Calif. Hudson declined to talk about that request, or about Greene’s response.