just my opinion wrote:
New theory - the anti-NOP anonymous letsrun posters are pro athletes. The rest of us are fine with ethical grey area coaching.
The verdict actually makes me like Salazar better. He was trying to help his athletes in any way he could within the rules. He made mistakes, but his mistakes did not directly affect any athlete and he was only trying to protect them (like trying to make sure Galen couldn't be sabotaged). He was not the intentional, undercover rule-breaker like some letsrun posters insinuate.
Trying to make sure Galen “couldn’t be sabotaged” is a completely illogical defence. If Galen has some weird substance rubbed on him, how about he just documents it and report who ever did it?
Seriously it’s like saying to a border guard after being caught with cocaine that you weren’t actually trying to smuggle cocaine, you just wanted to know how much could pass by undetected in order to make sure no one could “sabotage” you.