September 22, 2004
Ferrari's case nears end
Prosecutors have presented their final arguments in the case against Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari, suggesting a 14-month sentence and a 1-year suspension from medicine.
Of more interest to American cycling fans:
One interested observer of the Ferrari case, the performance guru’s most famous client, Lance Armstrong, is currently embroiled in a legal battle of an altogether different kind. After the revelation that Armstrong is suing insurance company SCA Promotions for withholding payment of a $5 million bonus, SCA is now vowing to donate all interest generated by the outstanding fee to the American Cycling Federation.
Sources close to procycling have indicated that, under the supervision of SCA Promotions legal representative Chris Copton, private investigators are currently working hard in Europe to compile evidence against Armstrong.
SCA have confirmed that their reluctance to pay Armstrong owes to suspicions that he may have used performance- enhancing drugs. Armstrong has always firmly rejected any such accusations.
It's a hell of a time to be a US cycling fan.
Or a cycling fan, period. Or maybe just a sports fan in general. :-P
Posted by: lancefan at Sep 22, 2004 9:34:35 AM