California Senators Target USADA

Call for congressional review


The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency may be facing additional scrutiny after 23 California state senators asked the state’s two U.S. senators to request a review of the organization. The letter sent to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D) on Tuesday does not mention Lance Armstrong explicitly, but it does take aim at the agency’s “dealing with athletes who have never failed a drug test.” The letter raises issues with the constitutionality of the arbitration process and agency’s conduct. In June, Armstrong raised similar questions before a federal court, but his case was dismissed after the judge upheld USADA’s jurisdiction and ruled that the agency did not violate Armstrong’s right to due process.

Via USA Today