USADA got its Grand Jury testimony from the US Senate.
During a hearing hearing on 2004-February-27, the U.S. government agreed, as part of its discovery obligations, to provide the defense counsel a copy of the transcripts of grand jury testimony from various athletes, with both the defense counsel and the government agreeing on the record, that the production of the transcripts would be subject to a stipulated protective order. The United States Senate provided USADA unprotected parts of those sworn depositions after a committee led by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., voted to subpoena Justice Department documents connected to the steroid-distribution.
You said you had this all down pat.
Arguedas jumped ship when Montgomery went straight for CAS, rather than through the normal channels of arbitration in the USA.
Why do you assume they didn:t? They stated evidence collected in the BALCO case already hung up Montgomery. Being fair, they took into account all of the evidences - including White:s. Recall, they had considered seven types of evidences against Montgomery, and had deeply considered whether or not to use his confession as a basis for banishment, each of the seven as individual evidences to reach that conclusion, or to look at all of the evidences as a whole and determine, without a reasonable doubt, that he was guilty.
White chose to speak, because she was provided a plea bargain which stipulated any constructive cooperation with authorities in this case would reduce her ban from lifetime to two years. That constructive enablement was to be fool-proof - able to withstand the scrutiny of the courts, and not based on hearsay.
Everyone is going too far into this.
Michael Johnson gave his opinion whether you agree or not is not the issue.
The fact of the matter is her image has been tarnished beyond repair no doubt. Should she retire - I think so, will she retire soon - I also think so. But she will drag it through for as long as possible. I'm not a Marion Jones hater never was. I think it's really unfortunate that the Sport continues to get bombarded by Drug accusations regarding almost every successful Athlete.
For the health of the Sport she should retire. Just my opinion. I agree with Michael, I generally do.
Regarding the fact others have mentioned could she better her PR's - that doesn't matter. Times are not the be all & end all of the Sport. The be all & end all is the competition. The Gold medals, championships.
Allen Johnson just ran .04 away from his PR but more importantly was he won the World Cup race. If he came last and ran 12.70 would he be happy - not sure.
Ouch, eldrick: you:ve not read the pdf file yet, no?
As noted, Mr. Montgomery has never had a single drug test found to be a positive doping violation, but USADA’s charges are based, in part, on all of the blood and urine tests at IOC-accredited and non-IOC-accredited laboratories that he has had in recent years. USADA also relies, among other things, on documents seized by the U.S. government from BALCO that have been provided to USADA; statements made by BALCO officials; and other documents.
Why they chose to list supposedly based on secret grand jury testimony by Mr. Montgomery in which he admits to using various prohibited substances is beyond me - espcecially considering they had the unsealed USADA copy of record. USADA, itself, attempted to prove the the doping offence in the absence of any analytical adverse finding. USADA, based on the information it received in the unprotected portion of Montgomery:s testimony, sent him the "Charging Letter".
When you looked at the below statement earlier, where you attributing his statements to have been made to White, or under Grand Jury testimony?
As will be seen, the Panel's determination of the case against Mr. Montgomery turns on certain statements made by the Respondent himself which make it unnecessary for the Panel to determine whether the mass of other evidence adduced by USADA and derived in large measure from the BALCO documents, is also conclusive of the doping charges brought against him.
Randy Treadway wrote:Marion who? Never heard of her.
She was pretty much forgotten before she sang on Thursday. I'd lay a few bucks of my horse money down on a remote (and I do mean remote) possibility that she might show up in a WNBA uniform, say like 2010, when all the smoke from this disaster has cleared.