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Drummond reaction not helping image, but rule absurd

Updated: August 26, 2003, 1:40 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

PARIS -- And you thought Terrell Owens was expressive.

U.S. sprinter Jon Drummond's outburst after getting disqualified from the 100-meter event at the World Championships has to go down as the most melodramatic athletic performance since Rod Tidwell came back from unconsciousness in "Jerry Maguire."

Drummond, who won gold in the 4x100m relay in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, got DQ'd when he shifted his foot ever so slightly on the starting blocks. When he saw he was getting thumbed, ...

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