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Old 11-23-2012, 04:43 PM
RajahBell
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Originally Posted by The Gambler1981 View Post
Lance knew USADA was on his case for a long long time and knew they were still after him, he would not have thought that was enough~
Lance passed every test that they gave him. I don't think he expected the quasi-governmental role of the Private non-profit corporation. He expected to get prosecuted by the Feds, not a private non-profit. As, noted by his lawsuit against the USADA, he believed that his rights under the Constitution were being violated.

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The pro sports leagues won't use USADA because they are inflexible and the pro sports leagues want much more control over the process and not getting forced into following their recommendations. So USADA will flex for boxing but not a major sports league that would be worth a lot more, that doesn't make sense.
USADA already flexed to boxing by agreeing to an 8 week testing period instead of 24-7-365 days of testing. When the MLB instituted its Drug Testing Policy in 2006, they distrusted the USADA because of the the lack of due process and protection of the rights of athletes. Fast Forward 2010, knowing that they failed to get a major sports league under contract, do you think USADA will bend a little to Golden Boy Promotions so that they do not miss out on the $$$$$$? And if they bent a little, do you think it might change the perception of them in the eyes of the pro-leagues?

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It would be a huge scandal though if USADA bent for boxing because they have never bent in the past and that was why they were good at their job because they didn't give any athletes special treatment big name or small. If they are doing that now, they need to clean house especially at the top.
Like, I said it has Arthur Andersen(AA) type implications if true. Arthur Andersen was the "independent" auditor of Enron and Worldcom. Their job was to make sure that the financial books of those companies were reasonably correct. However, like the USADA they were being paid by their client. So, even though the USADA or AA is supposed to be "independent" they had a conflict of interest.
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