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Old 10-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #452
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1. Negotiation is not coercion and USADA has no coercive powers.
Plea bargaining is coercion. It is blackmail.

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2. There is no 8 year limitation, as I've already pointed out. If you can document this myth then I'll reconsider my position.
Even on this BBC article below, which hardly supports Armstrong's side, we have the following:

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The only area he felt the UCI might have an argument is on the length of time it has taken to Usada to apply sanctions. Sport usually has an eight-year statute of limitations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19413613

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3. They don't want perjured testimony in exchange for 'easing off' and these riders were punished, although less severely than if they had not agreed to give truthful testimony.
How do you know that? Don't forget that Armstrong has never failed a drugs test according to the official rules. He doesn't have to prove anything, his accusers do.
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