(I’m not sure how “slander” lawsuits work, so I think it’s necessary to point out any quotes in this post aren’t real)
Unless you’ve been without internet for the last week, undoubtably you’ve heard of the fiasco that occurred at the London Diamond League meeting this past weekend.
In case you haven’t heard yet, both Lolo “Virgin Mary” Jones and Nick “One Night In Paris” Symmonds were barred from competing in the meet. The athletes were barred and told by meet director Ian “Suck-ass” Stewart that they were “a liability” and would not be allowed to participate in meets that he directed.
Two Olympians and two of the most famous track and field athletes IN THE WORLD were too much of a liability to appear at a meet?
LOLO JONES a liability? The girl that won’t round past 3rd base? Afraid she’d give too many athletes/fans blue balls?
Nick Symmonds a liability? Having an American try and chase good times and make a race intresting is too dangerous? Afraid he’d whip it out and slay Paris Hilton after the finish line?
In reality these athletes were not allowed to compete because of their views on how their advertising and sponsorship rights.
(Read this awesome blog on the situation:
See Lolo and Nick have this “BATSHIT CRAZY” idea that they should be able to make at least as much money as an elementary school teacher. Ha, Greedy Bastards right???
As the article I posted states, 50 percent of the top American Track and Field athletes make more than 15,000 a year from the sport. Did you hear about that high schooler that was busted for a marijuana dealing ring in Ohio a few days ago? He was making 20 GRAND A MONTH. Or howabout Drew Brees signing a ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR five year contract this past weekend?
And Stewart is worried about these athletes making a few extra bucks with a Red Bull logo on their headband or a temporary tattoo on their shoulder?
Now as if having one sport ruining meet official wasn’t bad enough, the man just happens to be married to the head dictator at USATF, Stephanie Hightower.
Stephanie was having mood problems due to “that time of the month” at the USATF Convention back in December and allegedly she threatened to castrate any athlete who dare to defy her shitty rules.
After doing minimal research, I’ve found out why Stephanie is such a terrible person. She’s a buckeye. Figures.
Ian Stewart and Stephanie Hightower have become the most evil couple in sports. I would call them the Bonnie and Clyde of Track, but Bonnie and Clyde actually had some style/swag.
They are as out of touch with the US athletes as Mitt Romney is with the average American.
I’ve been honestly trying to comprehend why the two would be such dicks about the situation. I mean, they’re head officials in track and field. I love our sport to death, but damn these two have egos like they were head NFL/NBA mangers/officials. Let’s be real, you’re not ever going to make 10 million a year being a major official/president in track, so give up this head trip or continue to ruin the image of track and field in the US.
ELECT SOMEBODY NEW IN 2012! SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT!
Next post on Thursday is a much happier interview with Olympian Emma Coburn!
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