Michele Ferrari is Lance Armstrong's former physician, and he says he never saw Lance doping.
While it could've been kept from him for plausible deniability — or he could've been paid off — this comes as kind of a surprise for the world, because the USADA cites him specifically.
Here's what the doctor says:
"I've never seen, I never heard something about that. He never asked me for information about doping. My relationship with some teammates of Lance Armstrong was very, very short and occasional … There are six riders that accused me … I didn't have any relationship, any consulting with these guys."
This is very, very interesting, we wonder if it'll impact anything that's going on or if it's just a quiet fart in the wind.
Part of how the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency caught armstrong was that it traced more than $1 million in payments from Armstrong to Ferrari from 1996 to 2006 and detailed how Ferrari told Armstrong and others to dope with EPO and blood transfusions.
If he's denying it, we wonder if he has any proof to clear their names.
We suspect not.
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