Mundus Vult wrote:
I would like to understand Dwight's role as well from somone who heard what he said to the Board. Based on Claussen's vote and the general feedback at the meeting, the athletes did not support Hightower. For example, Becca Peter tweeted "Rumor is that AAC told athletes to #VoteStephanie" to which Will Leer replied "I'm sorry but you are mistaken."
When I tweeted that rumor, it was like 3rd or 4th hand information that I heard on the floor. I need to follow up on it and see if I can find out anything else.
I was personally there in the Board Meeting (the portion that was open to the public) and my post above is narrating my first hand account, not anything I heard from anyone else.
From what I have heard at least a few athletes supported Hightower. You can't conclusively say the athletes as a whole wanted one candidate over the other. IMO, AAC should have had lengthy, informed, discussion about it during the week, voted, and then relayed to the Board, "We took a vote of the international athletes, and X% prefer Bob and X% prefer Stephanie. The recommendation of AAC Leadership is for X candidate for X reasons."
I don't think Dwight went rogue and came in there with an agenda, my personal opinion is that he was set up.