French Judge issues arrest warrent for Floyd Landis for computer hacking
Posted Feb 16 2010 10:31am
It would be hard to image that the dethroned winner of the Tour de France would be sought by French authorities for hacking into a computer...but that exactly what's happening in the life and times of Floyd Landis.
The newest chapter in the former professional cycling stars life means he cannot visit France without the fear of arrest.
"A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd
Landis for allegedly hacking into the computer system of the French
anti-doping agency's laboratorythe agency's president said Tuesday.
Judge Thomas Cassuto issued the warrant January 28 for the alleged
hacking of the lab's computer system in 2006said Marie-Christine
Daubigneythe assistant prosecutor of the tribunal in Nanterrenear
A you may recall 34-year-old Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title and banned from professional cycling for two years after testing positive for synthetic testosteronea banned performance enhancing drug.
You'll find a quick history of of athletes have cheatedincluding Landisas all sort of sports HERE.
To get the inside scoop on the strange Landis computer hacking saga you might want to read THIS fascinating New York Times story.