Because I don't.
Because I don't.
There were some interesting theories on this in another thread. One person speculated that perhaps the thing is going to get dropped on a technicality. In that case, if the announcement is delayed then it is sort of like banning him anyways since he can't ride until a statement is made if in fact they found him not guilty.
Now if they did find him guilty then the delay makes no sense. They should just get it over with and move on.
Who is responsible for the delay anyway? How many times has it been said that "we will make an announcement by X date" and then it never happens? What a joke!
He should have taken the two year ban, saved his money, and gotten it over with. When the decision finally does come down, either way, it will still end up going to the CAS on appeal and at the rate things are going it will end up being more than the original two years.
Here's another...take note of how this person spells "straight"...kind of Freudian, I think.
I AM IN THE BIKE BUSINESS!!!
In the Bike Business, I am!!!
If they were going to find him guilty, they'd have already done it. At least some of the arbitrators must want to acquit, the the powers that be are delaying as long as possible to make Landis' defense costs as high as possible, in order to discourage other riders from fighting the system.
Simple, they can't convict him so they're going to stall until he can't come back to the sport. Who else is proud to be an American?
It's comforting to know I can come here for further confusion at all times.
I don't think its anything nefarious. Lots of time it takes longer to get decisions after hearings than you'd like. I have cases that have been going on for over 9 years.
Not an arbitration, but I have one case where we're coming up on 3 years after a hearing on a motion for summary judgement, and still don't have a ruling.
If 2 arbitrators had made up their mind to acquit him, they could report a decision.
My assumption is one or more of the Arbitrators believes its a very close call, wants to do a thorough analysis of all the testimony, and hasn't gotten off his butt to do so.
Michael Vick will probably play football again before Floyd is back.
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing but respect for the legal process. But this is too disturbing. Why is there no time pressure on these pinheads to render a verdict? What's UP with that? I just don't GET it.