The silence of people like Emma Coburn and Kara Goucher is important. They've been outspoken on cleansport and if they believed Shelby they would have stated so already.
Kate Grace was very careful with her wording as she should be and never stated she believed Shelby. My guess is all BTC knew of this 6 months ago when it began and she wisely made her exit quietly.
I was thinking this too as Goucher and Coburn commented right away their support on Brenda Martinez’s post regarding her positive test for depression meds she was taking (which I think got overturned). I do think their silence speaks volumes, although I understand not wanting to be quick to comment either. I just feel if they totally believed her, would have given support already like they did Brenda.
Sorry but this is NOT a valid comparison. Martinez & Coburn = NEW BALANCE. As we all know Shelby is Nike.
Secondly, Martinez was also 100% cleared when they offered the support.... not a big jump people.
We don't know enough yet from the AIU for other non Bowerman athletes to weigh-in.