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Davis, Hedrick decisions only make them human

Updated: February 20, 2006, 12:52 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- There are no villains here.

When Chad Hedrick skated in the team pursuit Wednesday because "any time you get a chance to skate for your country, you should take it," he was right. And when Shani Davis declined the pursuit because he thought it presented a "conflict of interest" to him winning the gold medal in the 1,000 meters, he was right, too.

The fact is, they both did what was in their best interests. That doesn't mean one is a patriot and the other ...

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