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    Clearly, guilty as sin and deserved to be suspended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    Clearly, guilty as sin and deserved to be suspended.
    Sins are punished (if at all) by God. Violations of specific laws and rules are punished in accordance with the provisions of those laws and rules. In determining whether an athlete deserves to be suspended for violating the anti-doping rules, the authorities must apply the provisions of those rules. In this case, that's what they did and they found him not guilty. They did not, and were not required to, determine whether he was a sinner.
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    very detailed (and long) analysis of the whole thing—with nothing nice to say about USADA—by Alan Abrahamson now posted to home page
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Sins are punished (if at all) by God. Violations of specific laws and rules are punished in accordance with the provisions of those laws and rules. In determining whether an athlete deserves to be suspended for violating the anti-doping rules, the authorities must apply the provisions of those rules. In this case, that's what they did and they found him not guilty. They did not, and were not required to, determine whether he was a sinner.
    Guilty in actuality (he missed 3 tests in a year) but found a ridiculous loophole. There may be more to the story than what we know, but based on what we we've been tole it sure looks like he was cleared by a technicality (flaw in the system to be exact).
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Guilty in actuality (he missed 3 tests in a year)
    I think you're missing the point. One of his whereabouts failures occurred outside of the year, because of the way the rules define a whereabouts failure. Whether or not you think that's wise is irrelevant. That's what the rule is and that's what determines whether or not he's guilty of anything. And in this case, he is not "guilty in actuality".
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Guilty in actuality (he missed 3 tests in a year) but found a ridiculous loophole. There may be more to the story than what we know, but based on what we we've been tole it sure looks like he was cleared by a technicality (flaw in the system to be exact).
    Just the opposite, not guilty in actuality. To be guilty, you actually have to be in violation with the rules as written. It's not a "cleared by technicality" if the rules say failure to file correctly is treated as occurring on the first day of the quarter, so quarters a year later are off the clock. It's he didn't have three violations in a year.
    Now the enforcers that don't know the rules and brought the charges, they are guilty of damaging his reputation and should be found so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    very detailed (and long) analysis of the whole thing—with nothing nice to say about USADA—by Alan Abrahamson now posted to home page
    https://www.3wiresports.com/articles...4mykn44y72s0aw
    Terrific article, pointing fingers at the real guilty party.
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    Great article. Sadly CC now wears a Scarlet Letter D.

    I (for one) hope the kid walks out of Doha with 3 medals around his neck and a smile on his face.
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    This was my reaction also....

    "Terrific piece from @alanabrahamson
    on the Christian Coleman case, with details of each whereabouts failure. I wish I could say it cleared it up - it makes it more confusing, but that’s probably an accurate assessment of what it is..."

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Scienceof...64444564328449
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    Meanwhile....

    Coleman escapes ban because the tester turned up 1 min late for his 1hr testing window. This means, even though he’d given false info and avoided a test, it was officially a “filing failure” which is backdated. His third strike followed the same pattern.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GlenCotti...45106981588992
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