Report: Armstrong to admit doping in Oprah Interview

How about a RICO proceeding (criminal or civil) against Armstrong for systematic fraud, intimidation and abuse of legal process?

” Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.” [AP]

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4 responses to “Report: Armstrong to admit doping in Oprah Interview

  1. Oh well… maybe there’s an honest human out there somewhere…but whose standards do we accept? Chinese? Syrian? “Buddhist”? “Christian”? Or a combination? A sort of conglomerate human society with arbitary values?

  2. Brian G Valentine

    I hope he doesn’t repeat the Mark McGuire sobbing on camera “I have sinned” theatrics.

    That was God-awful to witness, still gives me the creeps to think about.

    I hope Lance has the decency to “apologize” to people he called “chronic liars losers” who accused him of things he was actually doing. (Fat Chance)

    The only thing he is sorry for is getting caught

  3. Armstrong’s crime was not doping, everybody did it, but doing it better than everybody else. And since it appears that EPO, which he is accused of taking, doesn’t work, it may have been the placebo effect that caused the results. Perhaps, that will be Armstrong’s defense: I didn’t dope, I just thought I did!

    In the pre-World-War-II six day bicycle races everybody doped. You couldn’t ride 12 hours a day for 6 days at top speed without taking something. The favorite dopes were whiskey, so you could sleep for 4 hours after your 4 hour turn of racing, and strychnine so you could wake up and race another 4 hours. And sometime you had to eat and digest as much as 10,000 calories

    Yet the six day bicycle racers I rode with sixty years ago always spoke fondly of the races: the competition, the glamor, the huge meals, the women who threw themselves at them, the money!

    • Brian G Valentine

      Actually I thought amphetamine had been the favored method to add a extra wind from behind, and the practice was forbidden not as perceived “cheating” but as dangerous: a few hearts did in fact stop from it.

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