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Re: So, is Lance Armstrong guilty or not?
Fri Jan 21, 2011 22:18

i read the article and didnt really see anything strong enough to convict armstrong (at least IMHO).

an unidentified 'source' is weak evidence, if evidence at all. proof is needed beyond allegations and accusations. sadly, we dont live in an honest world.

i havent been keeping track of this issue, but if armstrong has passed drug testing, they need to come up with more than what they have.

so as things stand right now, i come down on the side of armstrong's innocence. peoples claim are. . .well. . . claims.

  • So, is Lance Armstrong guilty or not?greenman, Tue Jan 18 22:04
    I defended him for years, and believed the French and others had it in for him, as he and his supporters claimed.. Armstrong: New Information, Investigations ..but I'm starting to have my doubts,... more
    • Re: So, is Lance Armstrong guilty or not? — quentin, Fri Jan 21 22:18
      • AN unidentified source, suregreenman, Sat Jan 22 23:17
        But these are several and identified, according to what I'm reading...are they all out to get him?
        • well, lets seequentin, Sun Jan 23 00:38
          using your article as a reference: Among SI's revelations: "In the late 1990s, according to a source with knowledge of the government's investigation of Armstrong, the Texan gained access to a... more
    • Since ...OldCM, Wed Jan 19 16:41
      ... this is my fifth or sixth time today to visit this site, I guess I may as well give you a response. I don't think he is guilty. If he is, then he has found some way to cheat on the drug tests.
      • True he's never been fingered outrightgreenman, Sat Jan 22 23:19 any tests, but clearly according to the testimony I'm reading, he's worked hard on figuring out ways to beat the tests. I'm not saying yea or nay at this point, but as I said, I've started to... more
        • "Starting to have doubts" isn't good enough to convictSiã☀©◔̯◔, Sun Jan 30 09:38
          and I am sure that even in your world, that's not good enough to legally convict anyone... In anyone's world it may be enough to topple someone off their pedestal, yeah, but is "starting to doubt"... more
    • Passed the tests and won the races.PureStevil, Wed Jan 19 09:00
      Sore losers still want to rewrite history? Or is it the Xians are upset 'cause Lance won't thank Jebus for his win?
      • Christians?greenman, Sat Jan 22 23:19
        So it's a Christian conspiracy? :)
        • Yep !OldCM, Sun Jan 23 12:14
          Some of them are SORE losers. :)
    • Some of those accusations are from ex-teammates who later became competitors. I don't see any proof that he ever failed any drug tests.
      • I tend to do so as wellgreenman, Sat Jan 22 23:21
        ...but have to wonder if a combination of clever timing and use of illegal methods like blood doping couldn't have evaded the tests... Still up in the air, I'm not convinced he's guilty. Just... more
      • I tend to agree, Ken.Poppet, Wed Jan 19 18:21
        It may well be possible to beat the odds on a handful of tests, but Armstrong is one of the most tested athletes in the history of sports...
        • Is This A Case Where...Uru Hammer, Thu Jan 20 09:30
          ...they were not testing for a substance at the time, but are now going back and testing for it? They do keep the material that they are testing for years, I guess, and have done this kind of... more
          • Wouldn't that lend itself to tampering?Siã☀©◔̯◔, Sun Jan 30 18:42
            No "chain of custody" protecting samples would lend itself to all sorts of mischief... and who knows what years of sitting on a shelf, unprotected from sunlight, etc that samples were exposed to? I... more
          • i wonder if there is a pointquentin, Fri Jan 21 22:22
            where the sample has degraded over time and the results are no longer reliable. guess it all depends on what they are testing for.
          • I'm not sure.Poppet, Thu Jan 20 17:10
            I'd have to research that.
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