This Day in Doping: Subpoenas begin to fly

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Two New York newspapers, the Daily News and The Times, are reporting progress in doping investigations — and ESPN raises a possible inconsistency — in the Floyd Landis allegations against Lance Armstrong and associates.

The Daily News says a grand jury has subpoenaed documents from Trek, Lance Armstrong’s longtime sponsor, regarding reports Armstrong’s team sold his bikes for money to support doping.

The Times reports “a significant step” — which is about as emphatic as the Gray Lady gets — in the Floyd Landis allegations against Armstrong and others re endemic doping on the professional cycling tour.

It looks like investigators are adopting the classic anti-corruption strategy: Follow the money.


Officials involved in the case said the investigators were especially interested in the people who helped finance the Postal Service squad, which included Armstrong.

More links:

Hampton Stevens on “Why it’s good that Lance Armstrong’s career is over.”

ESPN’s Bonnie D. Ford catches Lance in an apparent contradiction over his part ownership of Tailwind.


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