U.S. decathlete Boyles: 'I have a responsibility right now to speak'

Updated: August 7, 2008, 10:57 AM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

On Tuesday, Chris Boyles was angry and confused.

The only times the 28-year-old U.S. decathlete could recall finding himself in trouble were when he stole a jawbreaker when he was a youngster and when he was caught speeding as a teenager. He couldn't believe either of those crimes would have put him on the Chinese government's no-visa list.

On Wednesday, however, it all made sense.

As Boyles watched the morning news, he heard a report that U.S. Olympic ...

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