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  • superman Jan 16, 2013

    Not only did he do something wrong but then lied and said it wasnt true. Shows a total lack of character and morales. I think most of the time you can mitigate a mistake by telling the truth when you are confronted with the evidence. His family must be very ashamed of him.

  • archmaker Jan 16, 2013

    sllenterprises - yes, armstrong DID do something wrong. he sued people who accused him of cheating and he won and took their money.

    that's wrong, plain and simple.

  • comitatus1 Jan 16, 2013

    Armstrong is merely the best cheater in a sport full of cheaters.

  • sllenterprises Jan 16, 2013

    Lance Armstrong didn't do anything wrong because we have all used performance enhancing drugs! You call it Gatorade or Powerade, I call it an unfair advantage to anyone drinking only water!! We all use advantages in our everyday lives from our looks, our height, our money, who we know, etc! How many Senator's kids have gotten off of legal charges just because of who their daddy was? Armstrong is no different than the rest of us so please get off of your high horses!! This man almost died from cancer so drugs or no drugs, he won a bicycling contest because he is a beast at what he does!! Babe Ruth was an alcoholic while playing baseball so he was drunk when hitting, he as using a performance enhancing drug too! Strip him of his titles and legacy!

  • dontstopnow Jan 16, 2013

    I could care less what this person did or did not do. We hold these atheletics up on pedestals to often and let our children use them as role models even more often when they are just human beings and subject to error like us all. Our children should have role models at home to follow, they are called "parents" but I read the news too so I know that is tricky for a lot of children as well. :(

  • Wiser_now Jan 16, 2013

    He lied. He thought he was above the law. In my mind, he does not get points for "confessing" on a TV talk show because he lied while under oath in a court room. He is not a hero. He is a man that did good things but then tarnished his own reputation because he got too full of himself.

  • archmaker Jan 16, 2013

    yes, so maybe all the stars of cycling "dope" and maybe that makes everyone "even." and who really cares - its not the doping that makes him a "fill-in-the-blank."

    its the fact that he sued people (and won major $ for lawsuits) who said he doped - that's what makes him a major "fill-in-the-blank."

  • superman Jan 16, 2013

    Saying it is ok for him to have done his dirty deeds because other people do or have done the same thing is childist and inmature. It is like your child coming home and admit they cheated on a test because "Johnny" did it too. Dont you think people have to be responsible for their own actions regardless of what others do? Maybe he started the doping and others had to join in because of what he was doing.

  • NoRespect Jan 16, 2013

    I'm not part of the "cycling community", but what he did was morally and ethically wrong. However, "everyone did it", or so it seems... In order to compete at the highest level against other dopers, then... he joined in.

    I guess I'd give him a pass, but what he did was deceitful and reprehensible. Continuing the lies through into his retirement has seriously affected his credibility.

  • dirkdiggler Jan 16, 2013

    "Cycling. It's not a real sport anyway." ~Bartmeister

    Have you ever even been on a road bike? I would have to assume not, given your statement.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 16, 2013

    Say it so Joe, say it ain't so...

  • NC_Beach_n_Mtn_guy Jan 15, 2013

    Who cares!!!

  • ncveteranswife Jan 15, 2013

    I believed him when he said he was innocent and gave him the benefit of the doubt. I should have known he was lying. It seems no one has any integrity these days and apparently he thought he could get away with it!! I'm glad to never gave money to his organization and I have no interest in supporting any other athletes and from now on I will just believe they are guilty from the start.

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 15, 2013

    Wait a minute. Madame opra said he, ". . . did not come clean". But, WRAL says he gave an admission. Which is it? Who do we believe?

  • peaceout Jan 15, 2013

    because it all about him.

  • Bartmeister Jan 15, 2013

    Cycling. It's not a real sport anyway. A shame it will take away from the Livestrong Foundation, who had no dog in the fight except to help Cancer patients.

  • superman Jan 15, 2013

    I feel sorry for him. After all the reports, invesigations etc he continued to maintain his position. Never did believe it completely and wanted to give him the benefit of any doubt. To keep caught and then protest your innoncense and then later admit wrongdoing-is just beyond excusable. I dont understand how anyone could support a lying druggie.

  • westernwake1 Jan 15, 2013

    Lance Armstrong is an example of everything that is wrong in the sport of cycling. He has no integrity.

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