Inside the masseur-with-a-grudge conspiracy theory
When his cell phone rang Monday, sports massage therapist Aaron Aviani couldn't have imagined the bizarre tale he was about to hear. On the line was his good friend Chris Whetstine, a Nike-contracted sports massage therapist who has worked with 100-meter Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin since 2003.The conversation went like this, according to Aviani. "Have you been reading the paper?" Whetstine asked. "Not really," Aviani replied. "Not really at all." "You heard about Justin testing positive?" Whetstine asked. "Yeah," Aviani answered. "Well," Whetstine said, "they're blaming me."
|Trevor Graham's version|
ESPN.com investigative reporter Mike Fish spoke at length with Trevor Graham recently and will profile the controversial sprint coach next week. One of the interview topics was Graham's allegations that Justin Gatlin's positive drug test was caused by a cream administered by massage therapist Chris Whetstine. Check out that excerpt from Mike's interview.
Mike Fish: Q&A with Trevor Graham
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