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ecu91

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By no means trying to pick a verbal jousting match


But the written word sometimes does not convey tone, and sometimes therefore is not the best context for understanding.

I think on the second of those two statements, it’s easy to see him saying those things as a manner of distancing himself and trying to remove himself from the discussion. Meaning more like “hey, that kind of criticism comes with athletics in general and I don’t take it personally. And I don’t judge them personally either. I don’t know them, or their motivations, and they don’t know me or mine”.

I see it as an attempt to de-escalate the whole thing....which by the way I’m 100% in support of. The rhetoric needs to die down a little.

My point overall is maybe the tone would soften your view of these comments. I personally believe that he wants athletics to be successful but doesn’t want to engage in some of the “muck-raking” that has been going on lately.

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Posted: 08/10/2018 at 6:42PM



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