If I were Westley, I'd defend myself. Seriously, if you guys were accused of something you didn't do, wouldn't you be at least a little bit irate. I would. I would do what Radcliffe did and force an EPO test to prove my innocence.
I think time will tell. If the story of the anonymous person is true, Westly will be found out. Fred's pharmacy should be doing some investigating right about now due to their $6000 loss. Assuming they take 'legal action' (not to overuse a term thrown around so loosely on here), something definitive will come of that. I'm curious, what do you guys think should be the best way to handle this?
The real crime is the guy who didn't get to go to nationals. The guy who trained his ass off, and whose place was taken by a cheater (if it is true).
I'd like to see a reply by the coaches at UT. I think it speaks volumes that they haven't said anything. I know if one of my former athlete's was openly accused in such a fashion, I would dispel the rumor. Honestly, many runners in the NCAA have heard of this. A lot of people visit these boards. I would be quick to defend him. Maybe there are other resons why they have not come to his defense... I sure am curious.
An as far as anonymous... I couln't imagine this fellow not being anonymous. This is some heavy shit that he has contemplated and had been forced to hide for over a year now.
Lastly, Westly is a great guy. Very nice fellow, and has had a truly hard life. I, too, am concerned with his safety. I hope he wises up and realizes that it isn't worth the risk.