Emails still coming in. Before reading these exchanges between Singer and Litton I was FIRMLY planted in the CHEATING camp. I am beginning to wonder now. Singer has done some weird/unethical things. He asked Litton questions about childhood family dinners, summer trips & his relationship with his sisters. He later calls neighbors asking for dirt on Litton and if he ever cheated on his wife. WTF? It makes it look like Singer is trying to destroy his family, not expose some race cheat.
Singer seems to focus on just a few races. The DQ's: obviously Detroit Relay, Deadwood & Delaware. Technically, these could have been to wrong turns or no tag. Running right in front of the lead runner/vehicle in Detroit actually indicates that it was just a mistaken turn. But Singer keeps harping on Gasparilla & Missoula. From the beginning, Litton admitted he did NOT run the full Missoula course as he DQ'd himself with an injury. So he's not even claiming it as a finish- why keep harping on that?
After Singer discovered that Litton had 4 witnesses each for Gasparilla and Missoula, why did he keep grilling him on these? He did have an email from Litton to the Missoula RD asking about a medal, but that could easily been a mistake, especially in light of 4 witnesses and Litton never filing a protest there. Article readers in mass will never believe accusations in races where Litton has 4 witnesses that counter these claims.
Singer messed up big here- as soon as he learned of the witnesses, he should have moved on to other suspicious races like Manchester, Virginia Beach, Vermont and Phoenix. He screwed up- there's even a video of him walking in Phoenix.
If Litton was guilty, Singer should NOT have avoided interrogating Litton's witnesses. Months ago, after Litton suggested several times that Singer talk to his wife, Singer said "family doesn't count". Just recently Singer said his wife refused to talk to him. But as it turns out, Singer never made any attempt over the past year to talk to her. After Litton ran a <1:20 half marathon, passing another 1:20's runner on the course, Litton offered him as a witness. Singer did talk to him but never asked about this race. Litton's training partner confirmed that Litton's finish times were actually in his range, and even though Singer talked to him, he did little to confirm this.
This smells of some kind of set-up. If Litton is guilty, why is Singer instead trying to ruin Litton's marriage and playing these unethical games that open the door for slander? If he takes Singer to court, no other writer will want to investigate.
He asks more about Litton's fund raising, but Litton's site was approved by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and there is no evidence of Litton keeping any money or any missing donations.
Anyone who reads all this info would come to a similar conclusion as myself. I am ALL FOR exposing race cheating, but this looks more and more like an incomplete, unfair, biased portrayal.
So my questions:
Why didn't Singer inquire about other races once he learned about witnesses?
Why did Singer purposely avoid some witnesses?
The article is ALMOST here!!