Let's Run anchors a section on Justin Gatlin talking about track and roids. Gatlin's recent interview, found here, meanders around a number of subjects, none of which include responsibility for Gatlin's positive testosterone test.
You’ve heard of somebody saying they were so in shock they fell out of
their chair? That’s what really happened. I was in my house in my
office, I was on the computer. I got the call and I remember breaking
down and crying right there.
How long were you upset?
was upset for almost a straight week. I was trying to get everything in
order, trying to figure out why this is happening to me and if this is
true. I remember breaking down in public at some points. This was my
life. I feel like I’m a victim to the situation.
Worst moment of your life?
Worst moment of my life...
What do you feel bitter about?
A lot of misquotes from the press. Nike not standing up and saying anything. I fell they rode the fence and they still ride the fence until this day. I had a great rapport with Nike past a business relationship. I felt that when everything happened they kind of put themselves back into the crowd, slunk into the shadows. They suspended me while they fired Trevor and fired Chris Whetstine. That was their way of saying, ‘hey, we’re gonna hold this guy. And we’re gonna jump back on the bandwagon and if anything bad happens, we’ll just let him go’. Instead of saying ‘Justin, we believe in you, you know what the contract is, this is what it is.’
I was very upset with the sport about a lot of things. When everything was going good, everyone was patting me on the back. When things started going bad, everyone was shaking their finger in my face saying, see I told ya.
A lot of blame goes to Chris Whetstine and Trevor Graham as well. Obviously, they were there to be my inner circle and protect me. You discover a lot of things about different people. I found out Chris Whetstine could not get a credential to the (2004) Olympics because he had a criminal record.
Chris was more of a renaissance masseuse. He understood biomechanics, alignment of your body, muscle therapy, trigger points, how to stretch you, acupuncture. This guy had the total package.
When you have someone like that who has those kind of credentials to understand the body wholly, that eliminates you from working with three other masseuses or chiropractors. Though Nike wouldn’t do anything to hurt any of its athletes, if they’re going to pay this guy they knew he had some kind of record. That’s when I felt really upset. They put this guy on the payroll and they have got to do a background check on everybody you’re paying.
Gatlin appparently continues to blame his masseuse and Trevor Graham with sabotague. In fact it was a conspiracy..somneone or oragnization was out to get him.
I don’t know.
Do you think you should be looking into this more yourself?
I’ve been doing that from day one. I feel like (rappers) Biggie (Smalls) and Tupac (Shakur, both who were murdered in the late 1990s). Maybe I’ll never find my killer. That’s how things are.
Come on, man, do you really think people buy that you have no idea of PED use? The referrals to Smalls and Shakur are unbelievable.