Wednesday, September 20, 2006

trust but verify - Floyd Landis Blog

trust but verify Has a really good blog going about the Floyd Landis case. I go there a couple of times a day...

I've been posting mostly in the cycling forums but my opinion is that he is an innocent victim of a fuck up. you can feel free to extrapolate what that means for yourself. Conspiracy by the French...no, that wouldn’t make sense, the Tour is to sacred to pull anything like that. A pissed off individual or group of individuals working at or with access to people working at the lab is more plausible.
The problem with the whole thing is Floyd is fucked no matter what happens. The lab and WADA and whoever else will say...oh we're sorry, we made a mistake. It was a grievous mistake that will lead most people to always assume that Floyd cheated…that’s all that really matters. What he's gonna have to do is come back and win the Tour 7 times and have so many drug tests that he doesn't have any blood left but there will be those who will still say...yeah but he cheated that one time in 2006 but he got off on a technicality…

So thanks a lot to those who screwed up the results, failed to follow protocol, announced it and tainted the name of an athlete—an athlete who has worked harder at one thing than most of us can fathom—all so the entire world can tell him that he's a loser.

2 comments:

tbv@trustbut.com said...

James, thanks for the plug. Go to TBV for a tip, tough.

TBV

pelotonjim said...

I'm with you. Most people think protocol violations are the doping equivalent of legal technicalities. In fact, they aren’t.

http://pelotonjim.wordpress.com/2006/09/19/protocols-are-important/
Nice blog.

Jim