The Passion of Floyd Landis

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 18, 2007 2:47 AM GMT
    The New York Times Play Magazine is featuring an interesting portrait of Floyd Landis and his fantastically expensive self-defense. I'm not sure if this is a subscription-only article, but here's the link:

    http://tinyurl.com/2zjvmq
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 18, 2007 4:15 AM GMT
    What a mess. It's true he's made himself appear guilty at every turn. And it may be true that he is somewhat of a victim here. But, I am very, very suspicious--and, I have to admit, I think he was indeed caught, and he is doing his best to backpedal.

    It's not a subscription article, but you do have to click past the initial advertisement.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 18, 2007 5:58 AM GMT
    It's hard to imagine anyone would go to that expense and devote so much energy to cover a lie, but I guess that's how high the stakes are. I did find the stuff about Greg LeMond especially weird; I hadn't followed the story that closely.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 18, 2007 6:27 AM GMT
    There are a lot of very strange things about these stories, including bizarre behaviors of the testing labs. However, there are also the added problems of translation from the French, and sports reporters trying to summarize technical information that they clearly don't understand. I can only conclude that it's just not possible to figure out what's going on, from following the news reports.
  • irishkcguy

    Posts: 780

    Aug 19, 2007 3:28 AM GMT
    You need look no further than Landis's mother to believe that the elevated testosterone level is hereditary.