Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday Roundup

The NY Times reports that, amid speculation Andy Pettitte gave a deposition that was damaging to Roger Clemens' credibility, Pettitte, Kirk Radomski, and Chuck Knoblauch will not testify before congress tomorrow:

Pettitte’s recusal came amid growing indications that he made statements that linked Clemens with steroids or H.G.H., or both, in his deposition to the committee on Feb. 4. A congressional staff member and several other people familiar with the case said that Pettitte did not want to have to testify publicly, on national television, and perhaps be forced to reiterate statements that would not be in Clemens’s interest. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

The Boulder Report has some wacky predictions for 2008, such as Michael Ball teaming up with Vince McMahon to form the "Rock Racing League" which would replace the UCI. Maybe Tony George is a silent partner.

ESPN says that MLB commissioner Bud Selig knew that pitcher John Rocker had tested positive for steroid use, but looked the other way:

Former major league pitcher John Rocker said Monday that baseball commissioner Bud Selig knew he failed a drug test in 2000 and that doctors for the "league" and the "players association" advised him and several Texas Rangers teammates on how to effectively use steroids.

Cycling, the former whipping boy of PED use, looks better every day by comparison.

Bernard Dugdale delves into a bit of Tour de France history and reminisces about a moment which made folks take notice of Postal domestique Floyd Landis.

WADA Watch
offers draft 3 of its proposed Bill of Rights, a continuing must-read.