Man gets probation in threats to anti-doping chief

DENVER (AP) — A Florida man who sent an email threatening U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart after the organization stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles has been sentenced to probation and community service.

A judged on Thursday ordered Gerrit Keats, of Clearwater, Fla., to serve three years' probation and complete 540 hours of community service.

Keats pleaded guilty in October.

Court records say Keats sent Tygart an email with the subject line "Nazi tragic Tygart." It was dated Oct. 24, 2012, two weeks after USADA released details of Armstrong's doping violations.

The email's six paragraphs were filled with foul language and racist innuendo.

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