When Jim Thorpe was stripped of his Olympic Gold Medals, what was the "fly in the ointment" that made the Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) and the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) ruling so controversial?
- The AAU did not abide by it's own rules of determination
- Thorpe had never used performance enhancing drugs
- Thorpe never "played for pay"
- Thorpe wasn't an American citizen, but was a Native American