Nope nope nope nope nope wrote:
There is no proof that he cheated. He certainly did based on a wide amount of circumstantial evidence but there is not one iota of evidence proving that he cheated.
Lack of him in photos is not evidence. His presence at timing mats is actually supporting evidence, “ proof” that he ran the race. That’s the point of having the mats.
If he had missed mats then that would be evidence that he didn’t run. That’s why LAM can’t DQ him. Their method of proof shows that he didn’t cheat despite the fact that logically he did.
Idk about that. Bring it to an arbitrator, make the burden of proof the highest allowable "beyond a reasonable doubt" (99%+ certainty). Let the Honorable Lance Ito preside. Have Marcia Clark represent the accusers, and give the suspected cheater OJ's "dream team." I suspect, very strongly, that the jury/arbitrator still comes back in favor of the accusers.
That said, the running allegations, imo, do not take away from any of the accused cheater's other remarkable accomplishments. Any 70+ year old that can hold a full time job while balancing marathon training, volunteer work and life obligations is incredibly impressive. As previously noted, he's done a lot of remarkable stuff in the community and none of the allegations or ultimate conclusions detract from that.