La wrote:I'm still puzzled about the reluctance to talk about what happened in the hospital room. After all the other admissions he made, why not admit to that, too? The only thing I can think of is that he is trying to protect himself from counter-suits or something. He was very reluctant to talk about anyone but himself (wouldn't call anyone a liar, would only say,"That never happened.". And the name Bruyneel never came up once!
The hospital room has many implications. There is talk the doctor testified for LA in the SCA case and most likely has a non-disclosure on both sides for that testimony. The second reason is that Livestrong has given many donations over the years to that hospital - certainly makes sense since that is where he was treated for cancer but if he implicates the situation then a red flag is raised on the foundation.
As for Betsy and the earpiece I saw it as coming loose because she was getting so animated. I don't think she could afford to have a lawyer on retainer for all of the appearances she has made. She certainly does not see this as an admission of anything other than self-serving. Saying nothing happened after 2005 is calculated. My guess is he is hoping to provide real details on real people to USADA/WADA in exchange for a reduction of his lifetime ban retroactive to his last tour win in 2005. If so, and successful, he would be allowed to race again this year. It seems USADA & WADA were not impressed with the admissions last night so it may be a tough sell.