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New Twist in Armstrong Saga
Wall Street Journal, by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O´Connel

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Posted By:bldrrepub, 1/17/2013 10:26:08 AM

The investment bank founded by Thomas Weisel, the powerful Silicon Valley financier who bankrolled and owned Lance Armstrong´s former cycling team, also managed assets for the then-head of cycling´s governing body, according to a broker who handled the accounts. The 71-year-old Weisel is under scrutiny in the doping scandal that has engulfed Armstrong´s former U.S. Postal Service cycling team. A federal whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2010 by Armstrong´s former teammate, Floyd Landis, accuses Weisel—as well as Armstrong and others—of knowingly duping the Postal Service...

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It´s not about doping in a sport that no one cares about. It´s not about doping that "everyone" else was doing. It´s not about tearful apologies on Oprah.

It´s not a perfect analogy, but what if Al Davis was handling Pete Rozelle´s financial affairs?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 1/17/2013 12:40:14 PM     (No. 9122265)

Yep, you´d have to be pretty crafty to dupe an outfit as savvy as the USPS.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 1/17/2013 2:01:02 PM     (No. 9122428)

At this point I wouldn´t be surprised if someone in Lance´s inner circle were looking for ways to claim he was victimized by fraudulent online romance, maybe even by the same person(s) who perpetrated the fraud on Manti Te´o.

As for Floyd´s accusations... of course everyone knows if there´s anything to be known about fraud and doping in competitive cycling, trust Floyd Landis to tell it like it is... /s

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