There can be no doubt we are seeing the execution of a process that began with behind the scene deals by folks operating in an inconspicuous manner to improve LA's current public position. IF he truly intends to sit for an interview and make admissions to a few "mistakes" over the years, then it would have to be done with some assurances that the Feds will not re-open their criminal investigation. It certainly seems logical that without some assurances of safety here, this interview could never take place. This is not to mention exposure from SCA promotions that already has demanded their $7.5 mil returned to them - not to mention several other potential civil actions that could arise. There is no possible way Team LA would send up leaks to gauge public perception and subsequently admit to some level of cheating without every possible outcome measured and understood. Therefore, should we not assume that several hand shake agreements and deals continue behind the scenes have been made? I would love to sit down with Novitsky over a diet coke and hear his inner feelings about all this, by the way. IF LA were to take this opportunity to apologize to the lives he destroyed along the way and seem to have some level of repetance, then good can come of this. Frankly, I just don't see that happening. Not that he cares what "I" think or anyone else, bless his heart.
Posturing Behind the Scenes - Phase I - The Interview
Joe Lindsey offers a subtle and good analysis of this situation. Written before the Oprah announcement though:
this will be akin to Geraldo and Al Capone's vault, softballs and 90 minutes of fluff. no big reveal
great points, bigcreek. nothing incriminating will come out unless it has been vetted 6 ways to Sunday. it will just be rehash of all the talking points that have been feed to the public since 1999. i highly doubt that Oprah and her staff have the integrity or the grit to do much research or ask any tough questions
i wonder how this plays into all the legal proceedings?
Thanks for linking that Jaques, I totally forgot about the Whistleblower case. That alone may preclude him from a total confession if with the potential for USPS to join as a plaintiff. One person who I would bet will not join in any backroom deals is Floyd right now - without a sincere attempt by LA to mend relations.
Jah, the only thing about Oprah (and this comes from my wife) is she despises being "played". If he does what you say or worse continues denials, then I believe he sets himself up for a worse fate down the road.
He won't fess up. Too many loose ends that have to be addressed before that happens. I somehow doubt any prosecutor/magistrate will cut him a deal anyway because they have scene how belligerent and untruthful he has been to this point.
Now he wants something and is willing to play ball? Idiot that door slammed a long time ago.
What I'd like to see is Thom Weisel charged with providing drugs to USPS. Reading Tyler's book, it is clear he is of the exact same mindset as LA, so when PEDs were needed to simply complete, Weisel stepped in with the money to make it happen. Maybe he could be cellmates with LA?"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
interesting point, bigcreek. could be an epic battle of egos and agendas, too bad the Oprah network is buried even beneath the History Channel in the channel line up. read somewhere that channel is really dying
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