Dan Daly Destroys Landis Due Process

Running from a link at Trust by Verify, I find that Dan Daly of the Washington Times has decided that Rodney Harrison of the New England Patriots, who recently tested positive for HGH and confessed to the same, is on a different run of guilt than other “drug cheats”. Daly goes on to use Ben Johnson, Barry Bonds, and Floyd Landis as the “scoundrels” occupying certain “circle of hell”, and somewhat excuses Harrison because he didn’t “mess with history”.

Now, I want to believe Floyd Landis did not dope. At this point, the process by which his samples were tested is so fraught with miscues, missteps, mislabeling, misuse of equipment, and misuse of confidentiality that I think the only fair thing is to say the body of evidence from inconsistent tent methods to inconsistent methodology is so inconclusive that the benefit of the doubt has to go to Landis, and he is reinstated.

That’s just me. Nonetheless, Landis matter is still under appeal. He has never said he doped (as did Johnson or Harrison), nor is there circumstantial evidence or significant physical evidence (as with Bonds). One might think that Daly might exercise a little restraint before casting reputations to the flames. One might think Daly would allow the process to work before calling folks out as cheats.

Yeah….like that is going to happen.

So, here is my prediction. We can see what Daly will write if the Landis appeal is denied. However, if Landis wins his appeal, I bet Daly will choose to either ignore the ruling or dive into the Greg LeMond “technicalities” line of argument.

It will be a pity whichever course he chooses.

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2 thoughts on “Dan Daly Destroys Landis Due Process

  1. If Roid Landis does not use testosterone and/T-based steroids each week then:

    1) why did he personally threaten Greg lemond on the Daily Peleton Forum?
    2) why did he inform his employee of Lemond’s cell phone number and sexual abuse???
    3) why did he flunk numerous IRMS urine tests?
    4) why did 13 other Phonak teammates get busted for doping too?
    5) why did Arnie Baker need to promote an idiiotic concept of mislabling? (one number off out of six digits)
    6) why did Landis personally offer up: Jack Daniels drinking, beer guzzling, thyroid steroids, cortisone, natural high T/E ratios as possible explantions for his steroid abuse????
    7) why did he refuse a lie detector test and $100,000 fee?
    8) why did his father-in-law commit suicide? Gunshot wound to the head, David Witt

    Answer:
    Because Roid Landis is both a bald faced liar and drug cheat.

  2. First off, anyone who puts smiley faces next to statements about a suicide forfeits any real claim to seriousness, especially when said individual who died had a failing restaurant and longstanding depression issues. To put that off on Landis is beyond the pale.

    Of course, in the rush to suck Floyd into being the cause of a tragedy you cannot realistically tie him to, you didn’t offer the full information to answer the bulk of your questions…

    1) why did he personally threaten Greg lemond on the Daily Peleton Forum?
    I don’t know that he did

    2) why did he inform his employee of Lemond’s cell phone number and sexual abuse???
    I imagine as a previous TdF winner and bike manufacturer Lemond’s number is not privileged within teams. As far as telling him, don’t know…we all screw up on occasion.

    3) why did he flunk numerous IRMS urine tests?
    I don’t know that he did…When?

    4) why did 13 other Phonak teammates get busted for doping too?
    This year? During the same TdF Landis is under suspicion for? If is so widespread during the time frame in question, one would think the TdF would have made more of it.

    5) why did Arnie Baker need to promote an idiiotic concept of mislabling? (one number off out of six digits)
    This is part of the problem here…mislabeling like that in most courts of law or decision is not idiotic. It prima facie proof of incompetence, and is enough to get cases thrown out-here folks are so fired up to get Floyd they act like it was a silly error that should be ignored.

    6) why did Landis personally offer up: Jack Daniels drinking, beer guzzling, thyroid steroids, cortisone, natural high T/E ratios as possible explantions for his steroid abuse????
    Probably because he, who is not a scientist, had read about them in other situations…it doesn’t mean he doped.

    7) why did he refuse a lie detector test and $100,000 fee?
    Don’t know…who offered the test? If it was going to be run by a detector technician who has the same capabilities as those that ran his tests, or was an technician that he was not confident of, then I can see why he would decline.

    However, all your assaults do not come back to the question I pose-why the rush to judgement? Is there something wrong with waiting for the appeals process to finish before you hang Landis out to dry?

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