Thursday, May 10, 2007

Landis: USADA Sought Dirt on Armstrong

The dirt pile just gets higher and higher and higher ...

Sal Ruibal of USA Today is reporting on the website's SportsScope blog that Floyd Landis says a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency official offered his attorney "the lightest possible sentence" if Landis would provide incriminating information about former teammate Lance Armstrong.

Landis, speaking at a press conference before the Monday start of his USADA arbitration hearing on charges he doped at the 2006 Tour, said his attorney, Howard Jacobs, was approached with the deal in their first contact with USADA chief counsel Travis Tygart after Landis was charged. Landis said he declined the offer because he had no information about Armstrong or any other athletes. Tygart told USA TODAY that USADA rules prevent him from commenting on open cases, "but if Floyd will waive that rule and allow me to comment on his ridiculous comments I will do so."

Here's what Bad Boy Floyd has accomplished since his positive test for testosterone following the 17th stage of the 2006 Tour de France: If he is discredited, so, too, are the doping agencies.

There may be no innocents here.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Landis: USADA Sought Dirt on Armstrong

The dirt pile just gets higher and higher and higher ...

Sal Ruibal of USA Today is reporting on the website's SportsScope blog that Floyd Landis says a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency official offered his attorney "the lightest possible sentence" if Landis would provide incriminating information about former teammate Lance Armstrong.

Landis, speaking at a press conference before the Monday start of his USADA arbitration hearing on charges he doped at the 2006 Tour, said his attorney, Howard Jacobs, was approached with the deal in their first contact with USADA chief counsel Travis Tygart after Landis was charged. Landis said he declined the offer because he had no information about Armstrong or any other athletes. Tygart told USA TODAY that USADA rules prevent him from commenting on open cases, "but if Floyd will waive that rule and allow me to comment on his ridiculous comments I will do so."

Here's what Bad Boy Floyd has accomplished since his positive test for testosterone following the 17th stage of the 2006 Tour de France: If he is discredited, so, too, are the doping agencies.

There may be no innocents here.

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