December 20, 2010

Landis wore hidden wire to aid doping probe: report: Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis used a hidden wire and secret camera to gather audio and video evidence for a US federal probe into doping in cycling. Landis used the equipment for a meeting earlier this year with Michael Ball, owner of the Rock Racing team that featured Tyler Hamilton and other former Lance Armstrong teammates.

posted by irunfromclones to extreme at 02:07 PM - 4 comments

If we have a SPOFI Asshole Athlete of the Year award, I'd nominate Landis. Always in the shadow of Armstrong, he cheated to win, got caught, was humiliated by having the trophy and win taken away, then humiliated further by spending every penny he had on useless appeals when he knew he was guilty.

And now out of pure spite he wires up to try and prove his claims of doping by all the members of his former team. The 2010 award for Federal Agent Wanting to Make a Name for Himself goes to the moron who Landis conned into making the investigation.

I'd like to be there when the Federal Grand Jury reams both of them. Landis should get the bill for this waste of taxpayer dollars.

posted by irunfromclones at 02:23 PM on December 20, 2010

Testimony in the case is confidential.

Until leaked by the prosecutors.

posted by graymatters at 02:34 PM on December 20, 2010

Looks to me like Feds are widening the net they are casting to ensure they land someone. If they can't land the biggest fish in Armstrong, they'll settle for a lot of smaller ones.

Anything based on Landis has to be extremely weak evidence, so they've got to get someone else to corroborate or confess. Certainly tough, but Novitzky did land BALCO.

posted by BikeNut at 04:19 PM on December 20, 2010

If you're saying anything self-incriminating to Landis at this point, you deserve to be caught.

posted by rcade at 06:55 PM on December 20, 2010

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