Landis Tried to Blackmail Armstrong: Lawyers

Attorneys blast 'false and incredible concoctions'
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 5:32 PM CDT
Landis Tried to Blackmail Armstrong: Lawyers
Then-teammates Floyd Landis (left) and Lance Armstrong compete in the Tour de France, July 22, 2004.   (AP Photo/Bernard Papon, Pool)

Floyd Landis' blockbuster accusation that Lance Armstrong and their teammates were doping—and his admission that he was, too—was nothing more than an extortion attempt, lawyers for Armstrong's racing team said today. Armstrong "told Landis he had nothing to hide and that he was not going to submit to Landis' baseless threats to 'disclose' falsehoods," they said in a statement released to USA Today. "Lance never has and never will give anyone money, or anything else, to keep them from airing falsehoods."
(Read more Lance Armstrong stories.)

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