I've openly criticized his attitude and actions over the past years.
when something feels wrong, there usually is. Depression would be one reason his wife is so (unreal) supportive of a cheating husband. Not sure any woman will ever love me enought to help me get away from justice. No good one at least.
But depression and a mother diagnosed with cancer, that's just rough. I can totally imagine myself in the situation, and knowingly taking something that I believe will relieve the mental pain. we all know the guy can handle physical pain above average, mental pain must have hurt, let alone when it's spread over many years.
I know I would hurt bad after cheating and lieing about it. No fundraiser or goodwill can make that go away, and we know he tried. Inner peace only comes with honestly.
The silliest reason to be kicked out of the sport. IMO, people who cheat AND lie about it, are not to be allowed back in the sport at all.
Had Tyler been a role model of fair play and attitude, I would now cry out for WADA to tidy up their list, and work more closely with mental patients (amongst others), who don'y intend to cheat, but need or unknowingly take certain substances.
As always, let's hope the sport and younger athletes will learn from Tyler's multiple mistakes. And I mean not about how to condone cheating, or lie about what you know you did wrong.