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Landis Decision By End of September?

ESPN.com is reporting that a decision in the Floyd Landis doping case should come by the end of September. This is based upon information in a memo written by the chair of the arbitration panel, Patrice Brunet.

In the memo, Brunet informs the lawyers for both sides that the arbitrators will be holding the last of their meetings with their scientific advisor (Dr. Francesco Botre) on September 12th. After that meeting, the panel should be able to officially close the hearing, and have, at that point, 10 days to render a decision. 

Ten business days after the 12th is September 25th. I, however, am not confident that they will close the hearing immediately after meeting. Surely they will have to get together at least once more to discuss the meeting with Botre. 

Trust But Verify has extensive coverage of reactions across the blogosphere to the ESPN story.

As of today, the Floyd Watch calendar is at 71 days. Will it go all the way to 91 days? Let's hope not. 


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