Yup, seems like it is official. Teare was just on the Hills & Twos podcast and said it's true. Also seems pretty pissed at LR for leaking it but this looks like it's the first time he has officially confirmed it. I think it's a few minutes into the podcast.
BTC is the best American group, so it was a no brainer, unless he thinks he is a miler, in which case BTC hasn't had the greatest success for men. Teare was a lot faster than Fisher in college, so he had to be thinking about low 12:40s with BTC.
Do you think all of BTC is doping and everyone who joins knows before they join? If so, how has that never been leaked by someone like Grant Fisher, someone with an engineering degree from Stanford? Why would he risk his entire reputation to run around a track fast when he has an engineering degree from Stanford? If not, then how does Teare have no integrity?
It's so crazy how that's not what I said. What I said is that it's unthinkable to me that someone would go to one of the most prestigious universities in the world to get an incredibly valuable degree, and then decide to risk their entire reputation to perform well in a sport that hardly anyone cares about. When an employer googles your name and the first 10 pages are about how you used PEDs, it's really hard to get a good job (see: Shelby Houlihan working for doordash).
Not just that, but if BTC was doping the whole team, and everyone knows when they join, then it absolutely would have leaked. GDS left because Houlihan was doing workouts at the same time as them. There's no way that she knew the whole team was doping, was fine with it, but then found out Shelby was doing workouts with them and decided that was too far.
Lots of leading questions. First answer is no. That then makes all except for the last question irrelevant.
However, regarding "Why would he risk his entire reputation to run around a track fast when he has an engineering degree from Stanford?" That literally cracks me up. Thanks to BTC, Fisher makes a lot more money now, and has more fame, and free time etc., than he would have if working as an engineer. And recall that most dopers never get caught, so the risk is slim. And if they do get caught, the sport (e.g., Nike and USATF) continues to support them later, see Gatlin + Gay + Mitchell + Ross etc.
As for your last question: at best, BTC is a team that openly supports a banned doper, and let her train with them while banned, and used lies as cover up, and attacked WA + AIU + CAS + WADA for doing their job. Would people with integrity join such a team?
At worst, all of them are doping, but I think the truth is - as every so often - somewhere in between.
for what it's worth, training and competing at such a high level through all of your high school and college career, signing with Nike, Winning a National title, going to World Champs... to then sign with the most high-profile track team in the sport but have Jonathan Gault ruin your announcement - I'd be super pissed too. Lame move JG.