Originally Posted by thehog
Thereís not a shred of physical evidence. Until then itís just hearsay. Show me a positive test then weíre talking but until then itís just bitterness and jealously.
Eyewitness evidence is not Hearsay - that's the whole point of it.
I saw X dope, X told me he doped, I saw Dr Y arrive - eye witness direct evidence.
Someone once told me something about X, i've heard rumours about Y - hearsay
The first is high quality evidence - see Hincapie, Vaughters, CVV, Zubriskie
The latter is two tonne of bullsh*t - see fair amount of cynic...sorry, meant Clinic, regulars.
Eyewitness statements are direct evidence, not hearsay.
Blood profiling is also evidence
Test controls are evidence
Financial records are evidence
Hearsay isn't evidence.
Rumour isn't evidence.
Maybe time some of those who get annoyed at the "500 tests, never failed" line, also realise the difference between evidence and hearsay rumour.
Hint; it's nothing to do with whether it's physical or not. complete red herring.