Was Antonio Pettigrew’s Admission Surprising? I Sure Hope Not

 It seems another of our All-Star American Athletes has openly admitted to unfair play while in competition. Antonio Pettigrew, a member of the America’s 2000 1,600 Meter Relay Team, admitted that he was doping during the time the team was competing.

 As you read this, keep in mind that this is the sixth overall medal, and the fourth gold, that has been stripped from the U.S. Track Team in the past eight months. Four months ago the International Olympic Committee stripped gold from the U.S. Women’s 1,600-meter relay team and bronze from the women’s 400-meter relay squad because of doping by Marion Jones.

 But, in light of these new developments, are any of us really that surprised? I sure hope not.