facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Armstrong refiles motion against agency

July 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- Attorneys for cyclist Lance Armstrong Tuesday refiled a court motion seeking a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The refiling in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, came a day after Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the cyclist's first restraining order request, chastising its length -- 80 pages -- and calling much of it "totally irrelevant" to the charges against Armstrong.

Armstrong's attorneys shortened Tuesday's filing by more than 80 pages, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In the motion, Armstrong asks Sparks to halt the USADA case against him on constitutional grounds, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights had been violated.

The cyclist claimed the investigation was "causing irreparable injury" to him and asks that the agency be kept from stripping him of his seven Tour de France championships.

It seeks reimbursement for legal fees and "further equitable relief."

The anti-doping agency, stating it had testimony from 10 anonymous cyclists and new -- but unrevealed -- analysis of blood tests taken in 2009-2010, filed formal charges against Armstrong June 28, alleging he participated in a doping conspiracy for at least 14 years.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs
2
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
3
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
4
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback