"Jonathan ("Jon") A. Drummond" (born September 9, 1968) is an United States/American Athletics (sport)/athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m Relay race/relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jon Drummond is known for being among the world’s best starters. He is also well known for what could be called showmanship or taunting depending on one's perspective. Drummond has been called the "Clown Prince" of Track and Field.
His "showmanship" was visible with his membership in the HSI (Track team)/HSI enclave, along with training partners Maurice Greene (athlete)/Maurice Greene and Ato Boldon.
In 1991, Drummond won the 200 m at the World University Games. At the 1993 World Championships in Athletics/1993 World Championships, Drummond ran the opening leg on the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold medal and equalled the world record of 37.40. At the 1995 World Championships in Athletics/1995 World Championships, he ran the second leg on the American 4x100 m relay team, which did not finish its heat after Drummond and Tony McCall failed to complete their pass.More Jon Drummond on Wikipedia.
So do I think a guy should be reprimanded or fired for saying blacks are faster? No. I think we've definitely come a long away from the attitudes in place a generation or two ago. But do I think that coach needs to have a conversation, have somebody pull him aside and explain that it's still a very sensitive subject? Absolutely.Jon Drummond