An Interesting Take on Hart-Wariner Split

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An excerpt from FoxSports Bottom 10:

(2a) Jeremy Wariner: The defending Olympic champion in the 400 meters asked his coach to take a pay cut on their new contract. No big deal except the coach is Clyde Hart, his Baylor mentor and the man whose 4-by-4 relays earned All-America status 26 straight years and won 14 NCAA titles, which means he knows more about quarter-milers than Penn State knows about linebackers. Telling Clyde Hart that he’s too expensive is like giving God grief for resting on the seventh day. You just don’t do it, Jeremy. Ever.

(2b) Michael Johnson: The man who won the 400 in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics also is a former Hart pupil and works as Wariner’s agent, so he obviously played a role in strong-arming the coach. Hey, Michael, you turned out to be one of the two or three greatest long sprinters ever because of the coaching you got from Clyde Hart. Without him, you would have gone down as one of the 25 finest Pan-Am Games runners of the decade. So show a little respect.
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