Posted January 09, 2013

Report: Lance Armstrong met with USADA to discuss admission of guilt

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 Lance Armstrong reported met with the U.S. Anti-Doping to discuss an admission of guilty pertaining to PED use. (AFP/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong reported met with the U.S. Anti-Doping to discuss an admission of guilty pertaining to PED use. (AFP/Getty Images)

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency met last month to discuss the possibility of Armstrong giving a public admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, reports USA Today Sports.

The report says that Armstrong met with U.S. Anti-Doping CEO Travis Tygart in early to mid-December for about an hour to discuss PED use and blood-transfusions that the agency has said that Armstrong used on his way to seven Tour de France titles.

“They (Armstrong and his advisers) were kind of beating around the bush trying to get the temperature of the situation. They were very general discussions,” said the person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the talks were supposed to remain confidential.

Last October, USADA released a report accusing Armstrong and other team members of rampant PED use.

Armstrong is scheduled to give a “no-holds barred” 90-minute interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey on Jan. 17.


7 comments
HannahShaya
HannahShaya

Lance Armstrong's "apology tour" should include addressing Greg LeMond, Betsy Andreu, Christophe Bassons, Emma O'Reilly and many, many others who he attacked, bullied, and tormented -------- all in an effort to tear down their reputations, hurt them personally and do damage to their careers.    Armstrong worked hard to harm and destroy anyone who dared speak the truth about his doping.  He must pay for what he has done.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

He should have 'fessed up ages ago.  Americans have a way of forgiving people, even when they don't deserve nor ask for it, so by now he'd already be a good guy and still considered one of the best ever.  Unfortunately for LA his big fat ego wouldn't allow that!

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy like.author.displayName 1 Like

He never positive. This cannot be. Sarcasm font

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Like all great cheaters, he'll have to live with the baggage the rest of his life, and it will show on his face, and how he carries himself henceforth. He's finished, and the only entities on earth who care about him is his family and the brain damaged followers who still believe he's innocent. Lance Armstrong couldn't carry Greg LeMonds jock strap. 

Ian4
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Here's what's pathetic: Armstrong's consideration to admit he cheated seems to have NOTHING to do with exhibiting anything remotely resembling "integrity". Instead, it is just a pawn to be played in order to: 1) improve his image in the public eye. Umm, not likely 2) allow him to pursue a new professional career as a triathlete. Umm, Lance, you're 41, how long do you honestly think this will last? 3) protect his bank account from his accusers, who will continue to pursue him, forcing Lance and his lawyers to continue spending his money to defend himself from them. 4) all of the above O.K., listen up everyone: I'm going with 4. Yup it's 4. 4 is my answer. Oh, wait, wait! Can I change my answer? O.K., lets see...gee this is tough! I think I'm going to stick with 4.