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Floyd Landis: Steroids, Doping and a Reputation in Crisis

“I have a new goal, to prove myself innocent.” Commented Floyd Landis on ABC’s Good Morning America, but Landis originally said the liquor he had the night before the stage or perhaps dehydration were possible reasons for the positive test.

According to Reuters, embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis vowed on Monday to clear his name. “I have a new goal, to prove myself innocent,” Landis told ABC’s Good Morning America.

Samples taken from Landis during last month’s Tour revealed excessive amounts of the male sex hormone testosterone and the American faces being stripped of victory and a two-year ban.

The U.S. Cycling Federation has already referred the case to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). When asked whether he had ever used any performance-enhancing drug, Landis said, ‘No, I have not.”… Read the rest

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Mel Gibson, Alcoholism, Anti-Semitic Remarks and a Reputation In Crisis

“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested.” Commented Mel Gibson in a statement five days after the latest incident put his reputation back in crisis.

According to Reuters, Actor Mel Gibson on Tuesday apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant and asked to meet Jewish leaders, but one of them called on the Hollywood superstar to show deeds and not offer words. “There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” Gibson said in a statement.… Read the rest

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Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook, Adultery and Reputations in Crisis

“This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I\m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.” Commented Peter Cook, 47, Christie Brinkley’s husband, after admitting to a year-long affair with 19-year-old teen Diana Bianchi in the Hamptons.

Christie Brinkley’s architect husband, Peter Cook, has publicly apologized to his estranged wife following revelations that he’d had a year-long affair with a teenage girl. “I love my wife. I have loved her since the day I met her. Please, I love her,” Cook told New York Post columnist Cindy Adams via his lawyer, Norman Sheresky. “For a lifetime, I’ve tried to prove how much I love her. This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I’m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.”… Read the rest

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Zidane – You Are No Jackie Robinson!

“I can’t regret what I did because it would mean that he was right to say all that.” Commented French soccer star Zinedane Zidane in a ridiculous attempt at an apology after getting thrown out of the World Cup final against Italy for angrily head-butting Italian soccer star Marco Materazzi in the chest.

According to, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, the 34-year-old superstar of international soccer, claims to have been goaded into the vicious head-butt of his opponent’s sternum because of insults his Italian foe leveled at his mother. His impulsive act – which disbarred him from the closing minutes of a tied game – probably cost his team the World Cup, his country a degree of pride absent for years, and the chance to heal the racial divide that recently saw various communities in France rioting in the streets.… Read the rest


Star Jones and Barbara Walters Both Take a Hit to Their Reputations

“I hope you’ll stay with us as long as you want.” Barbara Walters, to Star Jones, on the day Jones announced she was leaving The View.

“Barbara and Bill orchestrated this from day one. She’s known since April she didn’t want to renew my contract.” Commented Star Jones Reynolds to Larry King on CNN.

According to the Southbend Tribune, many of us will never have the chance to stick it to our boss on national TV, a la Star Jones Reynolds in last week’s dust-up with Barbara Walters over Star’s departure from the ABC talk show “The View.” The goal is to leave a job gracefully and maintain your dignity. It seems Star Jones, Barbara Walters and ABC all have lessons to learn in how to handle future employment and exit challenges.… Read the rest

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