I'm not saying he doesn't have good, valid points. He does.
But I'm looking at this as a business guy just as Symmonds does. Symmonds has done anything since USAs. He ran 1:47 in Canada, rabbited some race in Atlanta and then finished dead last in a 400 last night.
Clearly he's not in form. Credit to him for somehow winning USAs but his recent choice of races show he's looking for $$$ not times.
Do you think he'd be raising such a stink if he was in shape? He says he considers himself a businessman. Well this is smart business. What makes more money? Going to worlds and getting embarrassed in the first round? Or become a modern-day Pre and getting kicked off of Team USA when you know you aren't in shape?
He's probably hoping he's kicked off the team as a businessperson. It would graetly help enhance his brand.