QUOTE (thehype @ Jan 1 2010, 11:05 PM)
Just for the record, I don't think you necessarily need "concrete" evidence in order to be suspicious of someone. If I see a muddasucka creepin' around my house, I might suspect that he's up to no good when really, he just might be looking for a piece of paper that blew into my yard.
I think there's A LOT of things, some of which don't even pertain to Manny Pacquiao, that's making Floyd a little suspicious, which is why they stood firm on their request for random testing. I mean, when you take all these little bits of information (from what I hear, there's even more information they've been hearing from other people) and put all of that together, then it's very easy to become REAL SUSPICIOUS of someone. That doesn't necessarily mean that your suspicions are correct, but I'm sure you'll probably do whatever you can to try and verify those suspicions.
And not for nothing, since when does Arum "categorically denying" something mean that it's actually true? I mean, we are talking about the same Arum who once said, "Yesterday I was lying and today I'm telling the truth." This is also the same Arum who said, "MMA is for skinheads and homosexuals." It's interesting that although Arum supposedly removed himself from negotiations almost 2 weeks ago to let Todd deBoeuf handle things, he sure does know a lot about what's been said between both sides.
Regardless, as far as that "dirty test crap" is concerned, Tim Smith is a pretty reputable writer in the sport of boxing, so when he mentions that info that he got from a source, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have mentioned it unless he was confident in the source he was getting it from...and from what I understand, he indeed got the info from an extremely reliable source, who will likely be called to the stand if necessary.
Yeah but my point is Hype you could just as easily make a video supporting Pac or a video making any guy look suspicious. You know what can be done by cutting and splicing some clips together to make a case.
I'm sorry but I've just seen too many of these internet B.S conspiracy theory pieces churned out to give them much credibility.
Al I know FOR SURE is that Pac has turned down a request for random testing and prefers to take the mandatory tests that Nevada currently asks for.
Is that a good look? Nope but so far that's all I've got to go on.
Now should a Victor Conte type character come out of the woodwork and is prepared to offer up some evidence that he has supplied Pac with roids, or were Pac to test positive then sure I would definately re-evaluate my stance.
I feel the same about Usain Bolt, all I can right now is that the dude can run really fast.
Hoping not to be proved wrong but wouldn't be shocked if he was to get busted.