Barry Bonds


Federal prosecutors, having just witnessed the pratfalls of a haphazard prosecution in the very public Barry Bonds perjury trial, are trying to avoid egg on their faces again.  The next big fish, “squeaky clean” Lance Armstrong, amid “new” allegations that he took EPO in front of a teammate, and that they “all did it together”, this time coming from a different cyclist, had the opportunity to rebutt former teammate Tyler Hamilton on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday, but can’t come to terms on the interview’s terms with 60 Minutes producer and CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager.  How surprising!  Apparently 60 Minutes, a program with journalistic integrity, is unwilling to let slippery Lance pre-approve what questions can be asked, though Lance, as always, has it spun as though he is virtually being scumbagged by the man. 

Lance Armstrong and 60 Minutes are on a collision course, with the cycling champion accusing the CBS program of unfair tactics in an upcoming broadcast about allegations of illegal doping by Armstrong.

The show has “basically reneged” on promises made to him, Armstrong told me Thursday night, and “everyone would be frustrated” by such treatment. He said of the producer on the story, “I would not call him a straight shooter… My version of events has never changed on this, and won’t.”

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who is also executive producer of 60 Minutes, dismissed the complaints. “We have been so thorough and fair to Lance Armstrong,” Fager said, adding: “We have shared with them every single allegation in our story… This is a PR game. Our reporters have done a first-class job.”

Negotiations over whether Armstrong would grant an interview for Sunday’s program broke down this week amid accusations of bad faith.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-19/lance-armstrong-60-minutes-unfair-doping-allegations/#

So what exactly would be unfair to Lance about answering a bunch of questions in an interview in which he gets to set whatever record straight that seems to be dogging him, you know, the doping allegation of the day?  The dalliance with 60 Minutes is just a smokescreen, because Lance is not about to do any television interviews at all, since investigators will be waiting to hear his answers so they can use them against him after they indict him.  Since he’s not been under oath, Lance has been free to lie without consequences for all these years.

Those days are ending.  The Feds have gotten mad thorough, and they’ve got some evidence and are off internationally gathering some more, and the evidence will surely contradict Lance’s lies.  What of the Tyler Hamilton EPO accusations and this probe going international? 

Tyler Hamilton, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, told ”60 Minutes” that he used performance-enhancing drugs with the seven-time Tour de France winner to cheat in cycling races, including the tour.

Hamilton said Armstrong took a blood-booster called EPO in the 1999 tour and before the race in 2000 and 2001. Armstrong won the race every year from 1999-2005.

The interview with Hamilton was broadcast on the ”CBS Evening News” on Thursday.

”I saw (EPO) in his refrigerator. … I saw him inject it more than one time,” Hamilton said, ”like we all did. Like I did, many, many times.”

Hamilton told ”60 Minutes” reporter Scott Pelley: ”(Armstrong) took what we all took … the majority of the peloton,” referring to riders in the race. ”There was EPO … testosterone … a blood transfusion.”

EPO is a drug that boosts endurance by increasing the number of red blood cells in the body.

 EPO has also been found to spike trace levels of HGH.  More:

Recently, American investigators reached out to their colleagues in France with an evidence request that specifically targets U.S. Postal and mentions Armstrong by name, according to those who have seen it.

The Americans requested urine samples that were taken from U.S. Postal riders for anti-doping controls and were subsequently frozen and stored by France’s anti-doping agency. The requested samples included those from the 1999 tour.

French authorities also have been asked to interview and take witness statements from people there who were connected to U.S. Postal or who worked in French anti-doping while Armstrong dominated cycling’s glamour race.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-19/lance-armstrong-60-minutes-unfair-doping-allegations/#

We’re sure Bonds is happy that his case came up first.  Clemens is up next, and then Lance, the really big fish will get his day in court.  In the meantime, he’s taken to smear campaigns against 60 Minutes, tweeting and starting websites about his innocence.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/frank-and-betsey-andreu-cooperating-against-lance-armstrong/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/ny-daily-news-novitsky-fed-probe-of-armstrong-was-well-under-way-prior-to-landis-emails/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/armstrong-hires-top-white-collar-defense-attorney-for-grand-jury-probe/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-radioshack-reveal-further-emails-from-landis

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/widened-probe-could-mean-conspiracy-fraud-charges-for-armstrong/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/lemond-backs-landis-doping-admissions/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/espns-ford-quinn-on-landis-interview-see-clips/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/landis-armstrong-definitely-doped/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/lance-armstrong-a-ketamine-chronicle/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/feds-appoint-balco-prosecutor-to-landiscycling-case-see-landis-emails/

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Defending Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador (above).

While 3 time Tour De France Champion and reigning defending champion Alberto Contador clings to a “food contamination” fantasy excuse for flunking a random drug test for the banned substance Clenbuterol late in this past summer’s Tour de France, the facts are these: Contador tested positive for Clenbuterol the day before the Tour’s all important mountain stage, and faces a possible two year ban and forfeiture of his 2010 Tour de France title.

Alberto Contador, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, tested positive for a banned substance on the final rest day of the Tour in July, according to a statement sent Wednesday by his spokesman, Jacinto Vidarte.

Contador, a Spaniard formerly on the Astana team, could lose the title he won this year and face a two-year suspension.

He learned about the positive test for the banned drug clenbuterol, a weight-loss and muscle-building drug, on Aug. 24, nearly a month after winning the Tour, the statement said. He had tested positive for the substance on July 21, one day before the race’s decisive mountain stage.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/sports/cycling/30cycling.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=contador&st=cse

Since Clenbuterol, or “Clen”, as it is referred to in short, is used for agricultural purposes–as a steroid fed to livestock to ensure leanness, Contador may feel he has a winning explanation for his positive test result.  But Clenbuterol is much more widely used in athletic circles, because it has been the long established drug of choice for athletes and celebrities looking to burn fat.  Clenbuterol is also used by humans as a bronchial dilator.

While Contador has known of his positive test result for over a month, his team chose today to inform the media.  Contador, dogged by steroid allegations that date back to prior to the Tour de France in 2006, is preparing to fight the dirty fight, and cling to denial and ignorance in order to keep his 2010 TDF championship, the scientific community remains unfooled.  Before it’s all said and done, Contador may have to look hard at other excuses, as the scientific community comes with allegations from all corners.

Take a look at the following snippet, and note the date:

July 31, 2007 – 6:57AM
A leading German expert in the fight against doping claimed on Monday to have evidence indicating that Tour de France winner Alberto Contador had used drugs.

Twenty-four hours after the Spaniard donned the winner’s yellow jersey on the Champs Elysees, the expert, Werner Franke, described the 24-year-old’s victory as “the greatest swindle in sporting history”.

Franke bases his claim on documents he says are in his possession from the Spanish police’s Operation Puerto inquiry into Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor said to have masterminded doping programs for athletes.

“The name of this Mr Contador appears on several occasions on the court and police documents,” Franke told German television station ZDF.

“All of this has been simply concealed and hidden under the carpet whilst the name Contador was erased from the list of suspicious riders,” added Franke.

He says he has a detailed list of banned products used by Contador which appear in sworn statements following the raid on Fuentes’ medical practice.

“He took insulin, HMG-Lepori, a hormone to stimulate the secretion of testosterone and also a product for asthma called TGN – in brief I have before my eyes a protocol for doping,” he told ZDF.

“All of this has been covered up, at least in Spain,” added Franke.

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So German expert Werner Franke has a “detailed list of banned substances used by Contador”?  No way, right?  I mean, how much chicken is this guy Contador eating?  Speaking of practiced liars, Lance Armstrong supporter Stephanie McIlvain testified last week for over 7 hours in one day to the grand jury convened in the Lance Armstrong probe.  Usually, the prosecution would subject a witness to never ending testimony in the hopes of catching that witness in a lie.

McIlvain was kept on the stand for 4 plus hours longer than was Barry Bonds during BALCO grand jury testimony in San Francisco once upon a time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-littman/lance-armstrong-witnesses_b_742705.html

The above article is a good one, and echoes this page’s sentiments.  We also think that Armstrong’s conspirators will not hold up so well with perjury charges and real jail time hanging in the balance.  McIlvain, if you will remember, has contradicted the story of Frank and Betsey Andreu, who claimed to be in Armstrong’s hospital room in 1996 when Lance was being diagnosed with cancer.

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https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/ny-daily-news-novitsky-fed-probe-of-armstrong-was-well-under-way-prior-to-landis-emails/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/armstrong-hires-top-white-collar-defense-attorney-for-grand-jury-probe/

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-radioshack-reveal-further-emails-from-landis

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/widened-probe-could-mean-conspiracy-fraud-charges-for-armstrong/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/lemond-backs-landis-doping-admissions/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/espns-ford-quinn-on-landis-interview-see-clips/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/landis-armstrong-definitely-doped/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/lance-armstrong-a-ketamine-chronicle/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/feds-appoint-balco-prosecutor-to-landiscycling-case-see-landis-emails/

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/clemens-indicted-for-lying-to-federal-grand-jury/

The Andreu’s say that they were prepared to leave the room when doctors came in to question Armstrong, but that Armstrong insisted they stay.  The Andreus claim that Armstrong was asked by doctors whether he had used PED’s while in their presence, and that Armstrong replied in the affirmative.

And we believe them.

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