And there it is, folks: Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to using doping techniques to win the Tour de France. We're glad he admitted it, but wow, what an awfully shameful way to play a sport. We're disgusted.
He sat down with Oprah yesterday, and we're hearing that he did indeed open up about his use of performance enhancing drugs to turn him into the super athlete we know today. Just turns out he's a fake super athlete.
Apparently he even apologized to the staff at the Livestrong Foundation that left several staff members in tears.
Of course, not wanting to give anything away, this is all Oprah tweeted:
“Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours . He came READY!”
This isn't the end for Lance — he won't be allowed to just disappear into the shame of history. No, he might be facing new charges now that he's come 'clean.' You know, because just last year Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced that after a two-year investigation into Armstrong and his cycling teammates, they closed the investigation without filing any charges… for drug trafficking, money laundering, defrauding the government.
On the other hand, we bet he had a huge team of lawyers tell him it was okay to admit it without fear of legalities. It'll just be interesting to see if the law agrees.
Also, we're hearing this from ABC News:
"[He is] now talking with authorities about paying back some of the US Postal Service money from sponsoring his team.
“He is also talking to authorities about confessing and naming names, giving up others involved in illegal doping. This could result in a reduction of his lifetime ban, according to the source, if Armstrong provides substantial and meaningful information.”
Even if he IS let back into sports eventually, we totally feel like he'll never be trusted again.
We know we won't.
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