Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trevor Graham Sentenced For Pack of Lies

The final chapter is closing on a story that many would agree has turned into a nightmare for track and field.

Former coach Trevor Graham has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and five years probation for lying during the BALCO doping investigation.

Is the sentence fair? Sure. The Jamaica-born coach was not convicted of steroid distribution but he knowingly concealed doping activities.

Coaches have a significant influence on the lives of young athletes. The judge went to great pains to give the proper sentence without going over board.

I am no Trevor Graham sympathizer.

But is there a conspiracy? After the Mitchell Report and confirmed doping in so many other sports, I find it odd that for the most part individuals connected with track and field are the only ones to see jail time.

Jay Hicks for Prerace Jitters.

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