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May 20th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Reports: Cyclist Landis admits doping

(CNN) – After four years in denial, the man who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title, American cyclist Floyd Landis, is finally admitting to doping, according to new reports. CNN contributor Max Kellerman joined us on Thursday's American Morning for the report.

Reports: Reports: Cyclist Landis admits using performance-enhancing drugs

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  1. Kim Vitray

    I'm disappointed with CNN here for doing exactly what cyclist Floyd Landis wanted. The real story, if it's a story at all, is that Landis has finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. But he's deflecting the attention to Lance Armstrong, and CNN and other media are going right along arm-in-arm with him to make the story about Armstrong instead. The facts: Armstrong is one of the world's most tested athletes and has never failed a test, and has never been caught in a lie, in more than a decade of professional and winning performance. The same most certainly cannot be said of Landis.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  2. Charles Barbour

    Mr. Landis, when first accused of doping, lied. So, now he's an truthful man? Yeah that's the ticket!

    May 21, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  3. mike sey

    In a drug fuelled sport during a drug fuelled era in which most of the top competitors were eventually shown to have used performance boosting substances it would be surprising if the man on the top of the heap wasn't using as well. Not impossible but unlikely.

    As to Landis' credibility, bitterness and other motivations, none of it means his story should be dismissed out of hand. A great many people are convicted on the word of dubious, self-serving characters who finally tell what they know. They say there's no honour among theives and apparently not among celebreties either.

    May 21, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  4. David

    Pretty easy to sum up. Lance = respect, dignity, charity, the American dream. Floyd = washed up loser, who is broke and needs a good slap.

    May 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  5. John Lawrence

    Kellerman is good? He compares Landis to a gangster and infers him as a rat!?

    LANDIS DID THE RIGHT THING!! These reporters are not getting behind the fact that this took courage and was morally right.

    Way to go Landis, I am a fan now sir.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  6. crazyjobdoc

    Here's a question I have frequently asked mentally, but have never seen answered. As a physician I recognize that part of the treatment of most pt's. with testicular cancer is what's called a "radical orchidectomy" in other words, surgical castration. After a period of time the patient then receives synthetic replacement testosterone to provide what he no longer is able to produce. The typical non castrated male who produces his own testosterone does so with fluctuating levels. So the question is this: If Mr. Armstrong is unable to produce his own testosterone, he likely has approval, from the powers to be, to take prescription doses of synthetic testosterone as long as his levels are in the normal range. But given that the "normal range" is quite broad, is he able to take sufficient doses to always be in the high normal range. This is being taken legitimately, and not in conflict with the regulatory boards of cycling. Any answers?

    May 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  7. Nuke It

    Floyd was a great cyclist. He admits to enhancing his performance chemically. That's done. Now recharging the whole Lance Armstrong, the most drug tested athlete in history, as another drug enhancer has no benefit to anyone. He doesn't need to splash Lance with the same black tar he's covered with.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  8. Mark

    That Kellerman guy is good.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm |