Floyd Landis Has Enormous Gears Of Steel
In case you were unsure as to whether disgraced former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis was a rehabbed individual or still just another jackass, the Wall Street Journal got their hands on some emails that have confirmed that the latter is indeed the case.
In his latest public appearance, he has confirmed the performance enhancer use that most of us already knew was probably true. Unfortunately, he also let us know that he threw everyone he possibly could - including former teammate Lance Armstrong - under the bus. However, once you know the whole story, it's not all that shocking. From Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Wentzel, about Landis' 2007 hearing:
"Years prior, LeMond had confided in Landis. LeMond said that, as a child, he’d been sexually abused by an uncle. LeMond said that keeping it bottled up “nearly destroyed” him.
Landis had told LeMond’s secret to Geoghegan, who that night called LeMond up and pretended to be LeMond’s old pedophilic uncle.Landis acknowledged he knew, prior to the hearing, what Geoghegan had done. They even discussed what to do after the call had been made...Yes, that’s the scumbag known as Floyd Landis. He’s as pathetic as any sports figure to come down the line, or riding over an Alp, in years."
Moments like that make his latest news, to me, akin to the announcement that Rafael Palmiero had used after he brazenly wagged his finger at Congress telling them just the opposite. Landis' most recent admission makes the behavior you see above, along with so many others on his path of apparently false self-righteousness, seem even more comical now than they did before.
As others have pointed out, perhaps the biggest irony is that everything Landis has done until now makes his emailed allegations of Lance and others nothing more than meaningless puffs of smoke, not genuine fire.
Remember that old story your mother used to tell you, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf?" Maybe someone should show that to Floyd.