Friday, July 23, 2010

Lance Lawyers Up

The Associated Press is reporting that Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney in other words he's "Lawyering Up."  Of course Lance has always been pretty litigious and he was always pretty covered in a legal sense. This is the sports story nearest and dearest to my heart.  I want to believe that Lance won the Tours, clean.  Now I have my doubts.  We shall see, the AP report follows:

"Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates.

Bryan D. Daly is a former federal prosecutor based in Los Angeles and partner at the firm Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton. His hiring by Armstrong was first reported by The Daily Journal, a legal trade publication, and then by the New York Daily News.

Daly confirmed to the AP he had been hired by Armstrong in an e-mail late Wednesday night.

The investigation was spurred by accusations from Floyd Landis, a former teammate of Armstrong's on the U.S. Postal team, in a series of e-mails sent to cycling and doping officials this spring. Armstrong has denied the allegations and questioned Landis' credibility. Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour title for doping."

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