Courtroom twists muffle Landis' doping denials

Updated: May 20, 2007, 1:17 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

MALIBU, Calif. -- Taking the stand in your own defense is often viewed as a risky maneuver. Floyd Landis, however, had little choice Saturday.

Landis has spoken out frequently and freely in the months since he was accused of using synthetic testosterone to help him win last year's Tour de France. Clamming up now, at a public hearing he requested, surely would have been seen as suspect by fans and cynics -- not to mention the three arbitrators who will decide the case.

After listening ...

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