News

Armstrong Coach Chooses Arbitration In Doping Case

View Comments
File photo of US team Radioshack's manager John Bruyneel. (credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of US team Radioshack’s manager John Bruyneel. (credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Featured Items

Small-Wtt8 Offensive Stars J.J. Watt Is Better Than

Small-WttTerran Hilow W/ Triple Threat

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Sends Pizza To Houston Police & Firefighters

77820352_8It's Official, Katy Perry Will Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime

listicle41 Armstrong Coach Chooses Arbitration In Doping Case The Health Benefits Of Growing A Beard

77820352_8Fight Ensues Because Of A McGriddle [VIDEO]

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The coach of Lance Armstrong’s teams during his seven Tour de France victories will fight doping charges against him in arbitration.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency confirmed Friday that Johan Bruyneel chose to send his case to arbitration rather than accept sanctions for charges that he led a doping program on Armstrong’s teams. Bruyneel faced a Saturday deadline.

Bruyneel has said he is innocent. He faces up to a lifetime ban from sports if found guilty.

Armstrong also has been charged. Armstrong says he is innocent and is suing in federal court in an attempt to block the case.

Bruyneel is among Armstrong’s closest friends and confidants. He was coach of Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams when Armstrong won the Tour de France from 1999-2005.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,298 other followers