Originally Posted by pmcg76
The first question I would have is why was this not revealed before now.
Surely athletes making donations to anti-doping authorities should be named and shamed. This would have looked bad for Lance if it had been revealed in 2004.
Maybe there's no paper trail. If not and Tygart had revealed it LA and lawyers would have done what they did to everyone else, denounced them as liars and damaged USADA's reputation therefore hindering any future action it might take.
If USADA took the bribe - they were compromised, if they refuse it, reveal it but have no proof - it can be rebuked and any future USADA investigation can be pointed to as witch hunt (with even more creedance) or what they did refuse it and not reveal it - in which case LA's not lost anything. Classic chess move.