Armstrong adds to legal team
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is adding two lawyers to his legal team who previously won a major legal victory against federal investigators in a doping case.
John Keker and Elliot Peters represented Major League Baseball players as they won a key appeals court case two years ago in which a panel of federal judges ruled that agents had no right to seize baseball's anonymous drug-testing results from 2003.
A top investigator in the baseball case, Jeff Novitzky, has been leading a federal probe into whether seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs and led a systematic doping program on his U.S. Postal team.
Keker on Thursday criticized leaks of testimony to the media in the Armstrong case and called the investigation a waste of money.