I see this as a good thing. The labs, their work and results, must be above all scrutiny. There can be no question as their professionalism and ethics.
There is far too much at stake for it to be otherwise.
From: The Pis
Subject: USADA overturned?
Hey big jonny- Just passing along an article from our local paper. I never saw this case mentioned, but it was probably squeezed in between some poems somewhere and I missed it. Kevin, the law student in the article, is a nice guy. He’s engaged to one of my sister’s friends. He attended the best public university in the nation for his undergraduate work, so I know he’s a smart guy. Anyway, these law students were able to accomplish what Floyd’s ridiculously expensive legal team couldn’t. They helped overturn doping sanctions against LaTasha Jinkins, a US Olympic sprinter. The article raises a number of good points:
1) Perhaps Floyd Landis is not the cheating asshole I think he is. Yeah, so I still think he cheated, but at the very least if you’re sloppy and get caught the labs can’t be sloppy either to make it stick.
2) The USADA is not infallible, who knew?
3) Accountability needs to extend beyond athletes and crappy labs.
Don’t get me wrong, I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m advocating for cheaters. It’s just that we all need to maintain the high ground if we want to eliminate cheating from our sport. Read the article and let me know what you think-
I should have pulled a few poems out of my ass to sandwich this post between…by