Four years ago, I wrote a story for The Sun about how an unnamed track and field coach had cooperated with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in an investigation of an undetectable steroid being used by top athletes.
The coach turned out to be Trevor Graham, who once coached now-disgraced track stars Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones.
Earlier this month, Graham was sentenced to one year of home confinement for making false statements in connection with the BALCO steroids investigation.
I began thinking about all that recently after I noticed that Graham's son, T.J., is a member of the N.C. State team that plays the Terps tomorrow.
Everyone should have the opportunity to write their own story, and T.J. is writing his. He has already set a Wolfpack record for kickoff return yardage.
The younger Graham ran track in high school, and was sometimes dogged by what the Raleigh News & Observer called in 2007 the "cloud of suspicion that surrounds his father."
The paper quoted T.J., then still in high school, saying: "Even when I'm running fast now, people have the nerve to say something about some steroids."