A thought: I think it curious that Lance Armstrong recently began to twitter as @juanpelota right about the time that his doping investigation crested. Is this intimate alter-ego of his a way of mirroring and recreating himself from himself? Could he possibly know that bad news is coming his way, and he is creating a second chance now, or is it a curious coincidence. There is no running from the self, "Where ever you go, there you are" - Confucius.
Who is Chuck Coyle?
USADA witness Joe Papp admits conspiracy to sell EPO, HGH "earlier this year, Papp appeared in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania and entered a guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy to distribute EPO and HGH, specifically from 2006 to 2007. While Papp acknowledged that he had a customer list including more than 180 buyers, none of those names was revealed at the time."
The Explainer: How do we get from aging dopers to the big names? "So with the federal investigators now focusing on the upper levels of the sport, USADA still has that list of customers out there. It appears that some of those names are coming out … one or two at a time. Stay tuned. "
Post post on 12//02/10: I am quite appalled to read that upon notice of his doping offense, Chuck Coyle, this "local racer" contacted one of the best lawyers in the country. I am shaking my head at a local Master's racer running to the best lawyer in the country, then claiming he was forced to plea guilty because he couldn't afford the legal fees. There are plenty of lawyers waiting for these cases, and they will be busy when the other names come out.
The Explainer: Greeting! You’re busted By Charles Pelkey Updated: Dec 2nd 2010 5:44 PM EST "In Coyle’s case, he actually did seek the advice of an attorney. Indeed, he sought out the best in his field, California’s Howard Jacobs, who has represented a host of top-tier athletes charged with doping violations, including Hamilton and Landis, as well as track-and-field stars Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones. According to Coyle, he learned that mounting a defense against the charges he was facing, “would cost me $20,000.” Coyle says he concluded that since he didn’t have that money available, he simply caved in and accepted his suspension. Well, whether his vanishing teammates defense was valid or not, he still had other options. While Ruger’s list of available attorneys is quite good, there are a number of other attorneys quite familiar with the machinations of doping law.