Empfield is doing a pretty good job at subtly throwing him under the bus, he set the tone with his ‘seeing both sides’ and then let it it run. So-called ‘in conversation’ with Harold Jacobs, then later admits he’s got nothing (so 'in conversation means ‘my emails were ignored’).
He’s getting quite a roasting on ST to be fair, including for a statement he made in a Breakfast With Bob interview: “It’s not just ok the guy is taking EPO or something, I consider doping anything that is… like a TUE”
I have no idea why he thought he could race, even wrote this:
USADA discussed with me that “I could race, but would do so without an active TUE.” Five hours after that phone conversation I received an email that the TUE form was submitted to the TUE committee for review.
Other than the original poster, who set his stall out in the title then refused to budge on any point and now appears to have backed off from the discussion all together, I found it a relatively grown up discussion for ST.
I had to laugh at the comment about being able to tell who someone voted for from their stance on this though!