Just when you though the Floyd Landis case had been killed, dead and buried for the last time, ESPN is reporting that Landis is now taking his case the the U.S. courts.
Suspended cyclist Floyd Landis has taken the unusual step of challenging the decision to uphold his positive doping test, stepping outside the anti-doping adjudication system to try to prove in U.S. federal court that his case was not fairly heard by a sports arbitration panel.
Lawyers from firms in California and Texas filed a motion late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to vacate the June arbitrators award in Landis' appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. That award left Landis suspended for two years and caused him to forfeit the 2006 Tour de France title.
The lawyers filed the motion on the grounds that the three men on the panel -- including the arbitrator Landis chose -- should have disclosed conflicts of interest that could have led to bias in their decision.
I am all for people getting a fair trial, but this is getting beyond ridiculous. I thought Landis was broke. He needs to move on. If he wants to come back and show that he can still race, I say more power to him, but in my opinion he is hurting any possibility of fan supporting him in the future by continuing this case.