Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says that because the public is so jaded by juiced-up athletes, Floyd Landis “is not going to get fair treatment. His appeals may extend into 2007, but in the meantime he’s going to be guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion.”
What, precisely, would constitute “fair treatment” for an athlete who’s now flunked two tests, and has been found to have synthetic hormone in his system? Landis was innocent until proven guilty. Yesterday he was proven guilty.