“Habemus Judicium!”

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When the furnace began to bellow, everyone in the square looked up at the chimney with anticipation.  The smoke started pouring out and it became clear, a decision has been reached. When the decision was announced, there was a collective inhalation of breath due to the shock.  It is official, Floyd has been found guilty.

The panel, today voted 2 – 1 in favor of the USADA and against Floyd Landis.  Floyd will most certainly appeal within the month to the CAS.  The USADA is now 35 – 0 in its cases and one wonders if that points to a flawed system.  As ESPN points out;

This was a nasty contest waged on both sides, with USADA attorneys going after Landis’ character and taking liberties in evidence discovery that wouldn’t be permitted in a regular court of law.

I’ll  leave you to find your own peace with the decision. 

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4 Responses to “Habemus Judicium!”

  1. D says:

    It isn’t what we were hoping for. It even makes me feel sick. The two-to-one decision, made because they COULD, not because they had to. I write that before reading the actual decision, because it was so clear from the hearing that, technically, the lab was so deficient, so careless, an honest verdict of guilty was impossible. I would be perfectly happy if someone could convince me otherwise, but i don’t think it’s likely. It’s because they wanted to, and they COULD.

  2. Debby says:

    The smoke has a rather nasty smell. Floyd deserves an appeal, but I’m sad to admit I’m feeling cynical that anyone will give him a fair trial. The political smoke is so thick, the truth has suffocated.

  3. Ed says:

    Floyd got rail-roaded! What a shame. How’s his hip Jim? Can he stage a comeback?

  4. pelotonjim says:

    From what I understand Ed, yes.

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