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Thursday, July 27, 2006


AP is reporting that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis apparently flunked a drug test, pending the testing of a backup sample. I haven't paid much attention to the Tour, but these two paragraphs caught my eye:
Arlene Landis, his mother, said Thursday that she wouldn't blame her son if he was taking medication to treat the pain in his injured hip, but "if it's something worse than that, then he doesn't deserve to win."

"I didn't talk to him since that hit the fan, but I'm keeping things even keel until I know what the facts are," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview from her home in Farmersville, Pennsylvania. "I know that this is a temptation to every rider but I'm not going to jump to conclusions ... It disappoints me."
Jeez--a mother with that much faith in her son might drive him to use drugs or something.