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Can't outrun controversy

Updated: July 9, 2004, 12:16 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

The words of wisdom on the Olympic drug front came from a shot-putter. And I am not making that up. The irony is purely unintended.

Still, speaking of the steroid scandal that the U.S. Track and Field Trials will be carrying with it right into its Friday opening in Sacramento, Calif., it fell to Adam Nelson, one of the highest practitioners of his bulky and oft-suspected sport, to cut things down to the skinny.

"If you have nothing to fear," Nelson said of the latest round of testing ...

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