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    I am in Paris

    I am in Paris right now. Montgomery has left. He will not be running in the 4 x 100m this year. He is out, Greene is out, and Drummond is defenitely out. Left are; Capel, Patton, Williams, J.J. Johnson, and Gatlin is here for training purposes, but I doubt that he will be allowed to run. It should be interesting to see how they will do, because you know they are tired.

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    I'm pretty sure they had a shot on CBC last night during the women's 200 final of Marion Jones in the stands. If she's sticking around to spectate, has Montgomery really left town?

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    When Monty ran so bad in the 100m and You are happy he ain´t on the relay, why do You guys want B. Williams on the relay? MMMmmmmh, as much as I know, he beat Williams in the final.
    I don´t know, but I am not that dissapointed with Monty´s performance in the open 100m. A lot of people didn´t even expect him to even make the final anymore and he ran better than all year. Just the final wasn´t his race.

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  • gh
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    After the way he ran in the 100, perhaps it's a GOOD thing that Monty bailed on the relay.

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    <As an interesting sidebar (and not to take away from the excitement leading up to the relay) many in the press section are wondering if Montgomery will be banned from future USA relay teams. The general consensus from the journos is OF COURSE NOT. Just as many correctly predicted that Lassiter would be given no more than a slap on the wrist for his World Cup shamblings, Montgomery will still be eligible for next year's relay pool, when we'll surely revisit such idiocy in Athens.>>

    by now the coaching staff has first say and they might not pick clowns like drummond, primadonas like monty who think they are better than anybody else just because of one race...

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    Family emergency? Come on... Monty left because he was pissed about his 100m. He's selfish

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    Yeah, but the USATF has shown no cojones at all. So, as Dan says above, and just like in the Lassiter case, there will most likely be no action taken beyond a slap on the wrist (if that...).

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  • Randy Treadway
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    In such cases the right way to do it is to notify the USATF staff in Paris of your emergency situation- death in the family or whatever- and explain that you will not be able to run on the relay because you must leave Paris immediately and fly home.
    USATF then releases a press release saying that the athlete has been "released" from relay duty because of a family emergency. Fine, nobody would have a problem with it.

    That's roughly the process that you or I have to do with our employer, right? Elite athletes want to be considered "professional", then they have to act professionally even in a stressful family emergency situation, a severe personal problem or whatever. Simple communication is an absolute requirement.

    USATF has issued no such press release, which leads me to believe Monty just packed his bag and left Paris without talking to anybody.

    There would be repercussions if I did that with my employer, and there should be in the Montgomery case as well.

    If Montgomery DID let USATF know about his situation before leaving, then USATF should issue a statement acknowledging it. Right now it looks like they were caught totally surprised by his going "AWOL".

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    at first i was mad at him for abandoning his teammates, and i was like so what we can win without him. after hearing he left for personal reasons i would prefer to wait to hear what his reasons are, if its an illness in his family or something like that, then i agree with him leaving there are things more important than any track meet.

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  • dl
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    As an interesting sidebar (and not to take away from the excitement leading up to the relay) many in the press section are wondering if Montgomery will be banned from future USA relay teams. The general consensus from the journos is OF COURSE NOT. Just as many correctly predicted that Lassiter would be given no more than a slap on the wrist for his World Cup shamblings, Montgomery will still be eligible for next year's relay pool, when we'll surely revisit such idiocy in Athens.

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    Is Britian the consensus #2, and if so could they "nail it" and beat the US team straight up? I'm not too nationalistic when it comes to relays - actually I root for underdogs given our overwhelming sprint depth.

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    >>>>What are you guys worried about? This comment might appear outrageous but I really think that a squad of Capel, Williams, Patton & Johnson is stronger than the original squad.

    Capel and Drummond were basically on par and Johnson with a baton in his hand is superior to the 2003 edition of Maurice Greene.

    The USA by at least five meters >>>

    i hope you are right, but who needs those clowns anyway. hopefully patton, capel and jj will stay healthy in thr 200 meters rounds. add to that williams, miller and gatlin and the team is still very good. this group has more sub 10 times this year than the three departed clowns, but of course there is more to relay racing. sometimes younger unselfish runners who are willing to run the curve or backstretch instead of the anchor leg are more needed than the primadonas who want to take all the glory to themselves:
    here is the team:
    leadoff: capel
    backstretch: williams
    curve: patton or miller
    acnhor: jj johnson
    gatlin can sub for anyone for the heats
    drummond might have always run a good lead off leg, but he has had his share of mishaps. so has monty. in fact jj has run better anchors than monty and even caught mo from behind. maybe it is better this way. let the primadonas go home !

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  • Randy Treadway
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    >Monty was out for "personal reasons"

    The only rational conclusion is: Monty is pregnant!

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  • abinferno
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    They actually commented on this on Sports Center. They said Maurice was out for injury and Monty was out for "personal reasons", a euphamism for losing all confidence is my guess.

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    Re: Mongomery... status for relay ??!!

    "What are you guys worried about? This comment might appear outrageous but I really think that a squad of Capel, Williams, Patton & Johnson is stronger than the original squad.

    Capel and Drummond were basically on par and Johnson with a baton in his hand is superior to the 2003 edition of Maurice Greene."

    I agree. I don't think that losing these people is really a loss at all. They would have all had to be in the final probably mainly because of the politics that goes along with the relay. But as far as the people who are most capable of running fast right now, I still feel they are there. My only concern is them having to run all the rounds and I am wondering if people can be added to the relay pool and if any other athletes (i.e. Gatlin, Grimes) are there.

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