"Men and women who succeed at the decathlon are hard as nails, trained to survive and thrive with a mixture of raw power, tenacity, agility, skill, determination and guts," Piers wrote in his article for DailyMail.com
. "Bruce Jenner was one of the best decathletes in history. So to call him a coward is as pathetic as it's so clearly inaccurate. So much commentary about his struggles has been vile, when what he's going through is no doubt extraordinarily difficult. What's truly cowardly is the way so many have raced to sneer, mock and humiliate the guy at probably the most difficult time of his entire life."