Shame on Lance Armstrong – and he’s got the lawsuits to prove it

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Oprah Winfrey gave Lance Armstrong the opportunity to come clean about his doping past.  He told Oprah that he was never afraid of getting caught and attributed his actions to a "ruthless desire to win."

Read the NPR article Lance Armstrong Admits to Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Do you care
whether Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs? 

He cheated, he lied but, actually, I don’t
care that he chose to destroy his body. 
I’m guessing that he wasn’t the only one doing it.  So, as they say, caveat emptor.

BUT

What I DO care about is that he took
people down, in a big way, in order to perpetuate his lies.  He sued people, ruined people and lied under
oath to keep the lie alive.  He was a heartless bully whose need to keep it all going knew no bounds. 

Natural News (.com) published an insightful article Lance Armstrong empire implodes under mountain of
lies, intimidation, doping and betrayal
back in October 2012

           
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            This will cost him.  He’s now the subject of two lawsuits and I’m
sure there will be more.

 

SCA Promotions vs
Lance Armstrong, et al

SCA Promotions is suing Armstrong for $12
Million.  Read the New York Times article
here
.  Here’s a nice highlight, sort of
sums everything up: 


Armstrong 003 tillotsonJeffrey Tillotson, a lawyer for SCA, said
that Armstrong and his representatives were “confident and cocky” back then
that Armstrong would never be stripped of his titles.

“They never
thought this would happen,” he said. “It was like they were saying, ‘If you can
find a unicorn and produce him, of course we will give you your money back.’ To
them, losing those titles was unimaginable.”

Class Action:
Readers Sue Lance Armstrong

The lawsuit,
filed in federal court in Sacramento, said the plaintiffs "would not have
purchased the books had they known the true facts concerning Armstrong's
misconduct and his admitted involvement in a sports doping scandal."

"It's
Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" in 2000 and "Every
Second Counts" in 2003 are the works in question.

Read the Los Angeles Times article here

Don't be bashful.  What are your thoughts?

One comment

  1. arkady on

    It is very disappointing considering someone one of your personal hero's (i.e. Lance Armstrong) for so long to only be so disappointed in how he accomplished all his success. Hearing the stories on "60 minutes" about how he was pumping extra blood while on a bus to the tour was quite disturbing.