$20,000 charter flight among exorbitant costs in Landis hearing
MALIBU, Calif. -- The $20,000 charter flights. The $250-a-night hotel rooms. Those attorney fees piling up at $300, $400 an hour.
Keep adding it up, day after day, and it's easy to see how the cost of the Floyd Landis arbitration case could reach $1 million or more.
In fact, before the arbitration began, Landis' spokesman Michael
Henson estimated the cost of defending the Tour de France champion
could reach $2 million once it winds its way through this hearing
and another appeal ...
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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against Tour de France winner Floyd Landis started Monday. Bonnie DeSimone gives you the ins and outs of the arbitration hearing.
• Testimony returns to science
• Landis defense disputes data
• Landis' ex-manager enters rehab
• What it all means
CAST OF CHARACTERS
• Who will be there, what roles they will play
THE CASE VS. LANDIS
• Breaking down the doping tests
AN ATHLETE'S STORY
• Ex-track star Reynolds knows Landis' plight
• Events since Landis' 2006 Tour de France win