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    Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Sports Illustrated is reporting new information about embattled, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who is the focus of a federal grand jury inquiry in Los Angeles. The investigation is headed by Jeff Novitzky of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who previously investigated Barry Bonds and Marion Jones.
    Agents have been looking into whether Armstrong was involved in an organized doping operation as a member of the team sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service from 1999 to 2004, and since August the grand jury has been hearing testimony from Armstrong's associates and confidants. In light of those proceedings, SI writers Selena Roberts and David Epstein reviewed hundreds of pages of documents and interviewed dozens of sources in Europe, New Zealand and the U.S. for a story in the Jan. 24 issue of the magazine, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday.
    According to the story, "If a court finds that Armstrong won his titles while taking performance-enhancing drugs, his entourage may come to be known as the domestiques of the saddest deception in sports history."

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1BUY42zDI



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Hate me all you want but I've always had a feeling that Lance Armstrong is a fraud. I read one of his books a few years back and now I think he's a fraud and an arrogant jerk.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    if you've read "game of shadows" you'd know not to bet against Novitzky - that dude is not someone to mess with.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    The great fall begins.....


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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Where there is smoke, there is fire, and there is way too much smoke swirling around this guy. I have not believed him for one minute.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    I think its a waste of time, can't the Attorney find something IMPORTANT to look into?



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Glad to see our court system has finally put all the big time criminals away and finished all appeals on their calendars to take up such a worthy case.

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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I think its a waste of time, can't the Attorney find something IMPORTANT to look into?
    All the important issues have been solved. Now we have time to go after retired athletes in sports that very very few people actually care about.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I think its a waste of time, can't the Attorney find something IMPORTANT to look into?
    Agreed. We have someone working for our government who's main job is to search out steroid\drug use in athletes? Why?



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    This is just crap. Where there's smoke there's fire? This seems like simple jealousy to me. When other big time bikers tested positive(Ulrich, Landis)they were immediately notified and punished. You can't make me believe that if Armstorng actually tested positive that they would keep it quiet. The french hate the fact that Lance Armstrong dominated in their event. They would have taken any avenue to defame him. That alone makes me believe that this is hogwash. When being ingratiable is a point of national pride, you know you are the French. Their like Hawk fans.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    The legal issues at hand are not the PED, rather fraud, perjury and other crimes. LA has received much $ from endorsement contracts that have clauses prohibiting the use of PED. All while a member of a team sponsored by a quasi governmental agency. He even sued one of his secondary sponsors for failure to pay when they cited the many, many points of circumstantial evidence that he is a doper. Those are they real reasons the grand jury has been convened and will ultimately put LA in jail.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    This is just crap. Where there's smoke there's fire? This seems like simple jealousy to me. When other big time bikers tested positive(Ulrich, Landis)they were immediately notified and punished. You can't make me believe that if Armstorng actually tested positive that they would keep it quiet. The french hate the fact that Lance Armstrong dominated in their event. They would have taken any avenue to defame him. That alone makes me believe that this is hogwash. When being ingratiable is a point of national pride, you know you are the French. Their like Hawk fans.
    Or he's really a cheater that got around some of the drug tests.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    This is just crap. Where there's smoke there's fire? This seems like simple jealousy to me. When other big time bikers tested positive(Ulrich, Landis)they were immediately notified and punished. You can't make me believe that if Armstorng actually tested positive that they would keep it quiet. The french hate the fact that Lance Armstrong dominated in their event. They would have taken any avenue to defame him. That alone makes me believe that this is hogwash. When being ingratiable is a point of national pride, you know you are the French. Their like Hawk fans.
    No one is ever going to be able to prove it unless they have a vial of his blood somewhere, and if that existed, the frenchies would have brought it out.


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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    This investigation is costing millions of dollars. Great way to spend our tax money. The guys is retired for Gosh sakes. What a waste of money.



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    Re: Lance Armstrong Facing Grand Jury Inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    This investigation is costing millions of dollars. Great way to spend our tax money. The guys is retired for Gosh sakes. What a waste of money.
    So lawbreaking should be ignored because someone is retired?



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