strong arm of the law wrote:
Mary Decker was guilty of being a doping cheater, not a shred of doubt about that, and Sleazy was her coach at the time. Sleazy was mailing pills to rupp in a hollowed out book. The irony of that is that nobody has ever seen rupp read a book. Sleazy was doing doping experiments on his child. A medical report on rupp as a high-schooler shows that he was doping with testosterone. Sleazy was getting his charges bogus TUEs for "thyroid dysfunction" from Dr. Brown.
Sleazy should have been banned for life, and should be in prison.
Mary Slaney did admit to being on birth control pills, which can interfere with hormones. But there is plenty of reasonable doubt surrounding the interpretation of her positive test. She was initially cleared by the USATF, because her absolute testosterone levels were within the normal range (the test looks at T/E ratio), and because the IOC labs own science questioned the reliability and validity of the T/E test as a proxy for doping, especially for women whose hormone levels naturally fluctuate. Mary said Bill Dellinger was her coach in 1996.
Which pills, specifically, did Salazar send in a book? If they were not banned substances, this fact is largely irrelevant. We can further infer its irrelevance as it did not lead to any anti-doping charges.
Salazar also admitted to the testosterone experiments, and it is well documented.
The picture of the graph charting Rupp's total hemoglobin values was not a medical report, and the note indicated ambiguously "testosterone medication". Once again, there is reasonable doubt as to whether this means "doping with testosterone", or whether it means legal supplements that Salazar was known to use, like Alpha Male or TestoBoost, a fact corroborated by some of the aforementioned 30 witnesses.
Lastly, thyroid is not banned, so no TUE is required. Salazar did not get any bogus TUEs for thyroid as TUEs are not required. This is one of many myths and self-deceptions apparently required to argue that Salazar is so much worse than the available facts and evidence suggest.