Armstrong hires top lawyer

2010-07-22 08:08

New York - American Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defence lawyer to represent him against a federal probe looking into allegations of possible doping violations in his cycling career.

The New York Daily News reported late on Wednesday that the seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong has hired Los Angeles-based lawyer Bryan D. Daly, a former federal prosecutor and partner at the firm Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton.

Daly's hiring was first reported in a legal trade publication.

"I was recently retained by Mr. Armstrong to assist him with respect to the investigation by the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles," the Daily News quoted Daly as saying.

"I have no comment at this time, except to say that we are going to work diligently to find out precisely what, if anything, this investigation has to do with Mr. Armstrong."

The federal investigation was sparked by accusations from Armstrong's former USA cycling team-mate Floyd Landis in a series of e-mails sent to cycling and doping officials this spring.

Armstrong has vehemently denied the doping allegations.


  • AL - 2010-07-22 08:18

    Where there is smoke........

  • Me again - 2010-07-22 09:01

    I have always smelt a rat where this guy is concerned. How can a recovering cancer survivor not have been taking enhancing drugs? During or following his cancer treatment he has obviously been taking medicines to improve his immune system and all round wellbeing and I am almost 100% certain that these drugs have one or more enhancement that is on the sport bodies list of banned substances.

  • cs - 2010-07-22 09:09

    oooa kak. Hier kom 'n ding

  • Joeman - 2010-07-22 09:49

    Yeah right . I knew his juice wasnt Just juice.. Always have this niggling that he was always juiced up.

  • Mouse - 2010-07-22 11:18

    I will always regard Lance as an inspiration and respect his achievements. Innocent until proven guilty.

  • Bob the Builder - 2010-07-22 11:32

    He is the most tested sportsman in the history. It would be a surprise to me if he did anything else than what all cyclists did/do.

  • slimtim - 2010-07-22 13:42

    Why defend if there's nothing to hide? Looks like he's got a lot to lose

  • Russell - 2010-07-23 07:16

    Strange that no one is investigating Indurain, Mercks and and all the other TDF winners, they all took drugs, I have a book by Eddie Mercks and in it he accuses all TDF cyclists of being on dope. Why focus only on Armstrong, look at the whole picture.

  • Rawlis - 2010-07-23 08:34

    The TDF exists because of doping, not doping because of TDF. This is a well documented part of Tour history. No one can perform at that level for such lengths of time on sandwiches and juice alone.

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