Lance Armstrong subject to lifetime ban and fan fallout

blackpearl

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#1
CBS News) In a statement released late Thursday night, celebrated cyclist Lance Armstrong announced he would no longer fight charges that he used performance enhancing drugs throughout his esteemed career.

"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, enough is enough," Armstrong's statement read. "For me, that time is now."

Also on Thursday night, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said it will strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would be subject to a lifetime ban from the sport.

Friday on "CBS This Morning," CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian said the original charges brought against Armstrong in June were based on "non-analytical evidence" that he used performance enhancing drugs. This evidence reportedly included testimony from several former teammates, including Tyler Hamilton who told "60 Minutes" that he frequently saw Armstrong inject "EPO," a banned naturally occurring hormone known as a blood booster.

Lance Armstrong subject to lifetime ban and fan fallout - CBS News
 

Dsampler

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#2
The man was tested for drugs over 500 times.....all negative. And then all of a sudden one more accusation came and he gave up without showing up to defend himself??????

I think the man knew something was about to be disclosed that we've never heard before so he decided to shut it all down before that happens. IMHO and in one sentence......."The man was guilty all along". Just my 2 cents.
 

Village-Boi

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#3
It seems more like a witch hunt... where is any concrete evidence that he used drugs 1999-2005? The French hounded this guy for years and found nothing... the case (for that period) is based on hearsay.
 

Sifu

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#4
The man was tested for drugs over 500 times.....all negative. And then all of a sudden one more accusation came and he gave up without showing up to defend himself??????

I think the man knew something was about to be disclosed that we've never heard before so he decided to shut it all down before that happens. IMHO and in one sentence......."The man was guilty all along". Just my 2 cents.
Maybe he just gave up because he realized that it is not worth fighting to the death for something like this. Even if his name was cleared people will always say he did. This is a man that survived cancer that spread to his brain and other major organs. He counts his time different from the average person. Why spend the rest of what he has left on fighting to clear his name when he knows he will never clear his name. Enjoy life because it is too short. He understands this and I am sure that is why he walked away.
 
#5
nawa o but on the real dem no know sey the guy dey dope...i no know the sport but no be beans to ride go supermarket talkless of do dey ride for miles then back to back na chemical reaction o! Its unfortunate but what you do sow you shall reap.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#6
so now that he is going to (or has) confess to Oprah that he did infact use drugs...what next?

what message are these folks sending to the kids? do whatever it takes to win, no matter the cost or what it is?
charles barkley said he wasn't a role model and people jumped on him...this is one reason for his case.
le sigh!
 

Sifu

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#7
so now that he is going to (or has) confess to Oprah that he did infact use drugs...what next?

what message are these folks sending to the kids? do whatever it takes to win, no matter the cost or what it is?
charles barkley said he wasn't a role model and people jumped on him...this is one reason for his case.
le sigh!
I was rooting for this man
 

Abike

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#10
From what i heard on npr today, i think he confessed to OPrah that he did use drugs o...sad sad sad! but nonetheless hes a human being, and i hope hes learnt his lessons sha...

so now that he is going to (or has) confess to Oprah that he did infact use drugs...what next?

what message are these folks sending to the kids? do whatever it takes to win, no matter the cost or what it is?
charles barkley said he wasn't a role model and people jumped on him...this is one reason for his case.
le sigh!
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
#14
I don't to believe that he built a career on a lie! I mean, he knew he could likely be caught! Was it worth it all? Be placed on a pedestal and now dumped in the gutter????
 

Abike

Well-Known Member
#15
Well I dont think he planned it...it may have been one of those things where one lie lead to another, and another, etc etc...!
I don't to believe that he built a career on a lie! I mean, he knew he could likely be caught! Was it worth it all? Be placed on a pedestal and now dumped in the gutter????
 

kaymax

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#17
Well I dont think he planned it...it may have been one of those things where one lie lead to another, and another, etc etc...!
Whether he planned it or not, I hear he ruined many lives just to keep the charade and the facade. For that alone, he gets no pity or compassion from me. No wonder Sheryl Crow dumped him!!
 

Sola

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Staff member
#19
Ah ah. What is your own? LMAO
Picture the millions in awards and endorsements he intercepted that could have gone to better some other people's existence? Dude should be jailed for life. Instead, he will write a book and this country will buy it and forgive him, after all the white-washing has started on Oprah already...It always starts with a televised confession and apology. Just jail him already.
 

Sifu

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#20
Picture the millions in awards and endorsements he intercepted that could have gone to better some other people's existence? Dude should be jailed for life. Instead, he will write a book and this country will buy it and forgive him, after all the white-washing has started on Oprah already...It always starts with a televised confession and apology. Just jail him already.
I still feel bad for him
 
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