Must Read: Armstrong films in the works; Former Stanford rider facing vehicular manslaughter charge
Armstrong, Hamilton films in the works — Deadline.com
Two major motion pictures studios have acquired rights to stories tied to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Deadline.com reported on Friday.
Warner Bros. is working on a project tied to Tyler Hamilton, while Paramount has purchased rights to the forthcoming book from New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur, Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong.
Ex-Stanford rider to face felony charge in pedestrian death — SFGate.com
A former member of the Stanford University cycling team will face a felony count of vehicular manslaughter in the March 2012 death of a 71-year-old pedestrian in San Francisco, SFGate.com reported on Friday. Sutchi Hui died after technology consultant Christopher Bucchere struck him while riding after allegedly running three red lights. Judge Andrew Chang cited evidence that Bucchere was riding at 32 mph when allegedly struck Hui.
Bucchere’s attorney on Thursday contested the claim that his client had run a red light at the intersection where he struck Hui.
San Francisco district attorney George Gascon said that Bucchere was attempting to set a personal best time when he collided with Hui. Bucchere was tracking his ride via Strava’s social fitness application at the time of the incident.
“It was really his need for speed,” Gascon told reporters. “He was basically bent on beating his own record, he was bragging about it.”