Tyler Hamilton Diary
My hearing is over.
tense I had been over those few days until I felt the relief of arriving home that night.
Five and a half months of research and effort went into those four days in Denver. And it was kind of liberating to be able to speak freely about what I?ve faced in that time period. Even if it was a closed proceeding and there were only a handful of people in the room. It felt good to finally be heard.
When it was time for everyone to head out and catch their respective planes to fly home I felt a wave of sadness come over me that I hadn?t expected. It was a humbling moment saying good-bye to the folks who have done so much to help me through this ordeal. What I have realized throughout this process is there are very few people for an athlete to turn to if they find themselves in the situation I have been forced to contend with since September. So I am incredibly grateful to those who?ve guided me through this process, comprised of it?s own rules, regulations and various levels of arbitration. It?s a world I never realized existed, and never dreamed I?d enter into.
You may have already read the news about the case against Santi Perez being complete. Details are still fuzzy. Last I heard, he was expecting a hearing in late May or June. But for some reason his hearing date was moved up to February. From the communicae I read, he was not able to be present at the hearing where he was declared guilty. The announcement of that decision was made the day my hearing started. I?m told he plans to appeal that decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
We will keep you posted on any news regarding my case. And when this is all said and done, I?ll write a longwinded update with all the details you?ve been so patiently waiting for regarding my experience with all this.
Thanks for reading.