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Papp escapes jail sentence

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Yes I am!

Yes I am! (Image credit: Joe Papp & friends)
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Joe Papp testifies during the 2007 Floyd Landis arbitration hearing.

Joe Papp testifies during the 2007 Floyd Landis arbitration hearing. (Image credit: AFP)

Former professional cyclist Joe Papp has been sentenced to three years probation, including six months of house arrest for distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs on behalf of a Chinese drug distributor via the internet. The news comes after Papp was handed an eight-year ban from USADA.

Papp could have faced up to ten years in federal prison for his actions but was spared jail time due to a number of factors, including his cooperation with the government and USADA in providing information in doping and criminal activity.