The official website of disgraced swimmer Jessica Hardy, jessicahardy.net, has been offline since reports of her positive drug test first surfaced on Wednesday. This is a predictable, if guilty-looking move.
Far worse is the fact that Hardy's official fan page, jessica-hardy.com also appears to have been shuttered in the wake of the positive test. It's one thing to do some preemptive damage control on your own site. But to have your fans bail at the first sign of trouble? Now, that's cold.
Wouldn't you think that somebody who liked Jessica Hardy enough to make a webpage about her would grant her the benefit of the doubt? Doesn't being a fan give you the right to make irrational defenses of your favorite athletes and allow you to support them even after their transgressions are known?
Shoot, I have a friend from San Francisco who legitimately believes that Barry Bonds never juiced. And I saw a dude walking down the street wearing a Michael Vick jersey yesterday.
Come on, Jessica Hardy
- Chris Chase | Fourth-Place Medal – Fri, Jul 25, 2008 11:32 AM EDT
The official website of disgraced swimmer Jessica Hardy, jessicahardy.net, has been offline since reports of her positive drug test first surfaced on Wednesday. This is a predictable, if guilty-looking move.Read More »from Jessica Hardy's web site could use a stimulant . . . perhaps of the banned variety
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The Olympic media village is open --- toy pandas and all ... (Xinhua)
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It's fair to call this couple the torchbearers of love ... (Xinhua)
If a Fillipino athlete wins a gold medal, they'll get a nice little bonus ... (Xinhua)
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Yes: There is no doubt about the athleticism and competitiveness needed to fight. MMA fighters are known for their obsessive training, and have no problem fulfilling the Olympic motto of faster, higher and stronger. The sport would provide the Olympics with more superstars. Adding America's basketball professionals to the Olympics renewed interest in that sport at the Olympic level, and created a need for other countries to step up their game on the hardcourt. Bringing MMA to the Olympics would also mean bringing MMA's rabid fanbase to the Games. Great Britain has already shown their interest inRead More »from Is it medal worthy: mixed martial arts
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