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Old 12-23-09, 11:24 AM   #1
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Astana Being Investigated by AFLD for transfusion kit

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Old 12-23-09, 10:35 PM   #2
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At this point, I'm not surprised and really don't care. Get back to me when someone actually gets banned. Until then, I'm not interested. Note, that pretty much goes for any sport (cycling, football, baseball, track and field, golf, boxing, swimming, etc). I'm tired of hearing about investigations and allegations. If they get caught, they get caught. Punish them. Otherwise, I've got no interest.
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Found in a dumpster, has to belong to Astana. No sh*&. Give them a couple more days, they will name the riders that they don't like. The AFLD is consistent as usual. It's amazing how they can find and pick out things better than any agency in the world. Any investigation driven by them is definitely suspect. Motives, suspect; Evidence, suspect; Science, suspect. At least they are consistent. And, as allways, read about it in the news. Lots of ways to sell papers.
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Old 12-30-09, 07:24 PM   #4
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The problem with this is that there is no verified chain of custody. So even if DNA evidence is found and matched it cannot meet certain legal requirements. There is no way to say that someone didn't place the evidence there. So the French may back down if Astana were to sue them. And now the likely perpetrators are all on team Radio Shack. However, the evidence is certainly possibly damning.
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