Did you think Lance Armstrong could come half-way clean and everyone would just forget about what he did??
NOPE! The U.S. Justice Department has officially filed a lawsuit against Lance (it was inevitable) and his company Tailwind Sports for the millions of dollars that the U.S. Postal Service used in sponsoring the cycling team! We'd say they have every right to, too!
So how much are they going for? Well, the court document says this:
"The USPS paid approximately $40 million to sponsor the USPS cycling team from 1998 to 2004."
The thing is, they aren't going for a measly $40m! They're going for TRIPLE that amount because of the False Claims Act, which would give them more than $100 million in damages!
Mainly, they're saying the use of prohibited drugs constitutes a breach of contract with the Postal Service — and Lance already admitted to all of that! Daaaaamn!
We know you're moving from your home in Texas, Lance, but we didn't think it'd be to a non-extradition country! LOLz!
[Image via WENN.]
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