As you may recall from THIS recent story, a french judge recently issued an arrest warrant for dethroned Tour de France winner Floyd Landis for computer hacking.
Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title and banned from professional cycling for two years after testing positive for synthetic testosterone, a banned performance enhancing drug.
But today the one time star cyclist remains unrepentant...at least when it comes to the recent french warrant.
Landis will soon be chatting with Larry King of CNN.com about his recent troubles but Neal Browne of the blog Browne Eye had a chance to speak with Landis recently and here's just a short and interesting excerpt of the conversation:
"Browne Eye: What is an international warrant?
Landis: As far as I can tell it’s a pretend document issued by WADA labs that tells the Pretend International Sherriff Station (PISS) to search for a criminal.
Landis: Hopefully it doesn’t affect that but I can always fall back on Waffle House if I’m banned.
Browne Eye: I heard your international warrant might be upgraded to an intergalactic warrant. Can you shed some light on that?
Landis: Well I’m the only known human to ever have hacked into an Apple II-E using dial up and a supercharged fax machine so I’m a pretty big deal.
Browne Eye: Are you in hiding from the French police?
Landis: Right now I’m in a secure location and I’ve hacked into the FBI computers to check my email. I heard that the Canadian Royal Mounted Police Force may take on my case after they finish investigating how a guy died on a sled at 100 miles per hour and also figuring out how Georgia even got to the Olympics as a country. At that point I’ll probably go on the lam."
You can read the rest of the conversation HERE.
Landis Photos: John Segesta
Story: An early April fools joke ;-)