He is here.
Barnett examines him, consistent with my prior observations about his ambitions. Barnett's on stage now. He seems to have a hitch in his voice.
This examination will be a discussion about the famous Landis and Lemond phone call.
Lemond thinks if Floyd did it, the sport was in sad shape. Lemond told him to salvage the sport and "come clean". Landis said "what good would it do?". then Lemond told him a personal story which we didn't get to hear. "It would destroy my friends and a lot of people".
Lemond read about the message Landis posted in the Daily Peloton about Lemond, got Landis' phone number for $15 and called him about it. Barnett calls Lemond Mr Landis and there is a chuckle in the gallery.
The message is read in court. Lemond denies its contents but understands "The race to the bottom" reference to be part of the personal story he told Landis.
Lemond reveals he was sexually abused prior to cycling.
Barnett is the guy who gets to deal with the bad stuff. Now Barnett publishes Lemond's cell phone record and the voice mail Lemond called back was for a voicemail of a person named "Will" about a message the guy on the line said was "Lemond's uncle and they would play "hide the weenie" tomorrow". This is Will Geohagen, Landis's friend, who is with him in Court. So, Lemond is basically saying Will called Lemond on Lemond's cell phone, using Will's own cell phone to make the call in order to intimidate Lemond.
There is a conversation about the Armstrong arbitration from Jacobs and Barnett introduces Mr Landis' personal attorney (Lemond-too many late nights he says) who says he is instructing Lemond not to testify.
Barnett talks Jacobs down. This is all very sad.
We are waiting on the Panel's ruling on the motion to strike. It is difficult for me to know how they can even decide this when Mr Barnett, the representative of the "truth seeker" talks over Jacobs so he can't articulate why or how the Armstrong stuff is relevant. This is how Barnett earns his stripes. Hopefully he will enjoy the benefits of his efforts.
Another contributer may have an idea as to what Jacobs was trying to get to about Armstrong:
Anyone remember last year, when Greg Lemond claimed that Lance Armstrong called his home and threatened his wife's life? He's rather hard to believe, for me, at this point, after his erratic behavior for the last few years. Now he claims that more people are threatening him.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Thursday, May 17, 2007
He is here.