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You sir, sound like a caveman in your post. Or maybe you dont. You hide behind so many terms and phrases that I can't clearly tell what you are saying. From what I can tell you are saying Dino was let go because of the trending society towards "political correctness". This bothers me on several levels.... You are saying that he should have been excused for his "non politically correct" actions and words, because he had success in the past. BUT from what we have heard on here and from (recent) swimming alum, is that he was not the issue so much as his assistants (one in particular) was the issue. I will gladly name him, but will hold back for now. He was someone that was actually my direct coach for a while, and I can say that I was deeply offended by many of his words and actions even though I was not in his "target group".... But the fact that (and this is by accounts told on here a few years ago) he did not want to fire this coach, speaks loudly. He might have known where the line was, but he did not want to fire this coaches for not knowing where the line was. That is (and was the) problem. When the fog started to clear on what really happened a few years ago, I was not shocked at all as to what or who was the root of the problem.

But again, your statement about the fact that Dino was let go because of the "societal changes" sounds like you are part of the cav(e)man crew....And yes, the rolling stone article was later found that the main source was discredited, but the fact that the administration was trying to purge itself of all those "old school" racist and bigot people in power is not a bad thing. And from what I have heard, they had the chance to change, and refused.

I might be wrong as to the point of your message, but that is how it read to me. If I was wrong, I apologize, if not, then you probably deserve a more scathing response.

(In response to this post by damms)

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 2:19PM


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