Thursday, September 20, 2007

AP announces Landis verdict. . .

According to documents obtained by AP, and to be made public later Thursday, the vote was 2-1 to uphold the results, with lead arbitrator Patrice Brunet and Richard McLaren in the majority and Christopher Campbell dissenting.

Landis responds:
"This ruling is a blow to athletes and cyclists everywhere" "For the Panel to find in favor of USADA when, with respect to so many issues, USADA did not manage to prove even the most basic parts of their case shows that this system is fundamentally flawed. I am innocent, and we proved I am innocent."

The panel says that the lab did not do it's job and at least the first test cannot be trusted, and the second one is suspect. But the ruled 2-1 anyway. There is a ton of information out there Trust But Verify links to most of it. Both the majority and minority opinions are available a pdf downloads. More than I will be reading today.

Gotta go no and take medicine for my gout.


  1. Since when have you had gout? Glad you got all that information about Landis. I'm sure you all want to know that we had ,02" of rain early Thursday night. The biggest part of this storm is yet to come however.

  2. I'm very excited about the pending promise of rain, Doris. I'm sad about Floyd and the impact this has. Glen and his gout. That's another story.

  3. I am looking forward to tomorrows rain report. The TV weather folks are just giddy over the idea of rain coming.

    Woke up Tuesday with a very sore toe, redness, swelling. Went to Dr. Galbreath yesterday. He said, "that looks very gouty!" He looked at my recent chemistry in my file and said some things that made me think it wouldn't be too bad. Prescribed some special antinflamatory. It helps a lot.