Gonna cost him thousands if he doesn't go to Worlds. Lost his national title after holding it for 8 years. I'd be pissed off too. Give him a few minutes to get himself together before you badger him for interviews. Bunch of vultures.
What are you talking about? Rupp could have easily gone to Worlds in the marathon but chose not to. The move to the marathon is going to make him hundreds of thousands each year.
We and the rest of the media didn't badger him for interviews. We simply asked him to stop in the mixed zone which every athlete goes through on their way off the track.
In the NBA, when Lebron spoke to the media but only did it at his locker and not in a forma press conference, he was ripped.
Given the fact that Rupp hasnt't faced a large media contingent since the USADA story broke, it was even more important that the media try to speak to him.
LeBron hasn't been accused of drug use and when he is harrassed and mocked he knows he has 25 million in his account to wipe his tears with. Rupp owes us nothing. Wish he was good at interviews but he isn't and has never been.