When Coach Alberto discovered his "new secret method of IV infusion of L-carnitine"â€¦did he want to email anyone about his new genius scientist discovery???
1) Yes. Alberto sent an email to... LANCE ARMSTRONG... to tell Lance about his genius scientist discovery.
The Sunday Times published more of the email from Alberto Salazar and showed that Galen Rupp and Lance Armstrong were the only athletes Salazar said he was going to tell of the finding.
Alberto wrote Lance saying... â€œLance, call me asap! We have tested it and itâ€™s amazing. You are the only athlete Iâ€™m going to tell the actual numbers to other than Galen Rupp. Itâ€™s too incredible. All completely legal and natural! You will finish the iron man in about 16 minutes less while taking this.â€
1) Oh boy Alberto. Really???
What about Galen???
In 2015, Rupp told The Sunday Times, â€œThe first time I tried L-carnitine was in mid-2011 as a drink and I stopped taking it in 2012. I did not get any infusions or injections in 2011. I found no benefit so I stopped using it.â€
The USADA report describes Ruppâ€™s statement as â€˜falseâ€™ and â€˜seriously misleading.'
It adds: â€œRupp, in fact, received an L-carnitine infusion on January 5, 2012, in an amount USADA believes . . . may have exceeded the Wada 50ml limit and may therefore have constituted anti-doping rule violation."
Rupp said that he had always fully complied with WADA rules and that L-carnitine treatment was with USADAâ€™s directions.
Is it possible that Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp â€œResisted, Delayedâ€ and â€œOnly Partially and Selectively Respondedâ€ to USADAâ€™s Requests for Information???
The Sunday Times has this excerpt:
â€C. IMPEDIMENTS TO USADAâ€™S INVESTIGATION
1. Resistance to efforts to obtain documents from Salazar and Rupp
Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp have strongly resisted, delayed complying with and only partially and selectively responded to USADAâ€™s efforts to obtain relevant documents from them. For instance, as explained herein, Salazar has been staunchly resistant to USADAâ€™s requests to review medical records substantiating his claims that he has a valid medical justification to possess and use TESTOSTERONE."
"In response to USADAâ€™s request that he turnover relevant emails he claimed that he was unauthorized to do so because his emails were on the Nike server system. Consequently, Salazar insisted that USADA must work with Nike to attempt to obtain the documents.
"Nike initially sought to place numerous conditions on USADAâ€™s receipt of documents from Nike that would have greatly restricted USADAâ€™s use of the documents."
"Eventually, Nike and Salazar dumped some 5,000 pages of documents on USADA less than three (3) business days before Salazarâ€™s interview, affording USADA insufficient time to review the documents in advance of the interview.â€
1) Oh boy Alberto!
2) Oh boy NIKE lawyers!
3) Hey Alberto. Please stop it.