Nehemiah Cleared to Run, Agent Says

Associated Press

The International Amateur Athletic Federation has decided to allow San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Renaldo Nehemiah to run track again, according to a newspaper report.

Nehemiah’s agent, Ron Stanko, was quoted by the San Francisco Examiner as saying of the ruling by the federation, “I was there. I have the decision. It’s over. Three years of fighting is over.”

Nehemiah, the world record-holder in the 110-meter high hurdles, has been trying to gain the right to run in amateur track events ever since he joined the 49ers in 1982, Stanko said.

Nehemiah and Stanko have scheduled a news conference for Monday, when they are expected to announce the decision.


The move to reinstate Nehemiah, which does not allow him to compete in the Olympic Games, would affect other athletes as well.