USOC Imploding

Well, it looks like the USOC really is imploding. Between the new independent investigation of CEO Lloyd Ward and the investigation of President Marty Mankamyer, I’m not sure which end is up. I still think that Ward committed an ethics violation. And I still think that only way out for the USOC is for some heads to roll. But it’s no longer clear that Ward’s head should be the one, although I still think that his is the leading contender.

My initial speculation was that Ward politicked the ethics committee into it’s initial conclusion. I still think that is the leading contender. But, the new conspiracy theory is that Mankamyer orchestrated the ethics committee verdict in order to produce a firestorm that would force Ward’s ouster. That strikes me as a bit far-fetched, but I’ll just have to wait and see.