The Disappointment Zone

Musings from a Cleveland sports fan

More Landis misrepresentations

Posted by disappointmentzone on 9 August 2006

Floyd Landis was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. The Associated Press wrote about it. Here is an excerpt:

Both of Landis’ “A” and “B” samples taken after that stage turned up a testosterone/epitestosterone ratio of 11:1 — far in excess of the 4:1 limit. Further tests also showed that the samples contained synthetic testosterone, indicating that it was from an outside source…He and his defense team initially claimed that any of numerous factors could have led to the high testosterone readings

Nowhere to be found is a statement that clarifies what ‘high testosterone readings’ actually means in this case. The language makes it sound as though Landis had high testosterone in his body. He did not. He had low testosterone and very low epitestosterone. Once again, the press does a terrible job reporting.

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