I met this guy back at an indoor meet in OKC in 1991. He was running for Adams State and had just run a 4:04 mile out of nowhere (pretty solid time on that track in those days). He was a most cocky SOB I think I've ever met. If Billy Idol were a runner he'd be Shane Healy. Arkansas had some studs at that meet so it wasn't like he was the king of the track. There's never an excuse for being a dick. I've met Lopez Lomong and he's the exact opposite. It's terrible what Healy went through as a child but it doesn't come close to Lopez's story. Like someone else mentioned, I don't seem many redeeming qualities with this guy. Balls of steel and tough as nails but self destructive and self absorbed.
Could you be more specific, what did he do that the one time you met him? In what way was he acting the dick?
Not my experience of him at all.