i met mack and don ward.
mack in my experience was a very nice guy, talked of how tommy the hitman hearns would grow into being heavy weight champion, a sharing guy.
i don't recall any incident where mack was a detriment to the team or community. but there may be.
mack was a big, a HUGE crowd favorite however. time and again he brought the crowd and meet to a climax with the win in the 1600 m relay, and often the 800m same day.
mack did not show a PED profile, thought later on in the career, it is definitely a possibility. with flojo she started using many years after oregon when she went from 11 seconds 100m average good to fastest all time overnight and after sprinters prime time age.
mack did seem to have his own ideas about life, probably ways from the hood, core values that the world did not change. to me this is the big question. it looks like mack did not find core values and truths in the non-hoot world that he could grasp, use and make meaning of.
you might conclude he found the regular good old usa to be a pile of bullshit.
maybe mack's concept of morality he's done the right thing. maybe he thinks the guys he maybe robbed were crooks, maybe the guys he maybe shot, he thought were murders? maybe he thinks he's a good guy because he took 14 years and never ratted anyone out?
or maybe mack, like so many of us is delusional. in one way or another. we think we're doing right when we're going left.
anyway son, whatever the case and whatever the reason, don't do what they say david mack did.