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Old 05-02-07, 10:31 AM   #1
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Any Basso updates?

Wasn't IB supposed to undergo a hearing today? Does anyone know of anything?.....did he show up, and if so, did he submit samples for a DNA test? Gotta admit that even though I have my suspicions about him, there are always at least two sides to a story, and I feel a little bit bad for him....he may have been pressured in ways that no one is aware of.
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Old 05-02-07, 11:02 AM   #2
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cycling is nothing but a big witch hunt now, lame... this puerto mess is gonna take out half the peleton and take years to resolve at the pace their going
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If it goes anything like Scarponi they wont be taking DNA it is just a hearing. Scarponi did agree to submit a DNA sample at his hearing though.

It would be foolish for Basso to not submit one...the UCI has his DNA anyway from a recent out of competition blood test and they said if he doesn't submit they will use that...but they prefer if he submits.
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cycling is nothing but a big witch hunt now, lame... this puerto mess is gonna take out half the peleton and take years to resolve at the pace their going
but they don't catch witches in witch hunts
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Wasn't IB supposed to undergo a hearing today? Does anyone know of anything?.....did he show up, and if so, did he submit samples for a DNA test?
He showed. Then after 2 hours, they rescheduled the hearing:

http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/12169.0.html

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CONI later questioned Giro df'Italia winner Ivan Basso for nearly two hours before rescheduling his hearing for an unspecified date, his lawyer Massimo Martelli said.

"The hearing has been put back to a yet-to-be-fixed date," Martelli said, adding that his client was "calm."

"He replied to the questions," Martelli said,

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^^^Rather anticlimactic, eh? Justice is blind...and exceedingly slow.
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I used some of his blood to thicken a sauce I was making for dinner.
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I used some of his blood to thicken a sauce I was making for dinner.
As long as you had it with some fava beans and a nice chianti, I guess this is okay?
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Old 05-02-07, 03:49 PM   #9
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^^^Justice is blind...and exceedingly slow.
This is far more true than you'll ever know (unless you've had the misfortune to be entangled in the court system). There are so many ways to BS judges and jury, and there are so many maneuvers that lawyers on both sides can use to prevent the truth and the human story from getting out....
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This is far more true than you'll ever know (unless you've had the misfortune to be entangled in the court system). There are so many ways to BS judges and jury, and there are so many maneuvers that lawyers on both sides can use to prevent the truth and the human story from getting out....
And let's not forget the clients that either encourage it, or go along with it (the BS that is).
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This is far more true than you'll ever know (unless you've had the misfortune to be entangled in the court system). There are so many ways to BS judges and jury, and there are so many maneuvers that lawyers on both sides can use to prevent the truth and the human story from getting out....

Oh, yes...I speak from experience. The hoops you have to jump through just to set a date are comical. Not to mention costly.
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This is far more true than you'll ever know (unless you've had the misfortune to be entangled in the court system). There are so many ways to BS judges and jury, and there are so many maneuvers that lawyers on both sides can use to prevent the truth and the human story from getting out....
tell me about it. i have my civil procedure ii exam tomorrow. it's a nightmare. between the different discovery and post trial motions, i am losing my mind.
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