For YEARS he’s been denying charges of blood doping, but he says he just can’t fight it anymore. Lance Armstrong, who retired last year, effectively dropped his fight by declining to enter the U.S. Anti-Doping’s arbitration process. Basically, the way the USADA sees it, he’s admitting he’s guilty. HE says: “I’ve been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today-finished with this nonsense.” As a result, USADA said it was going to strip Armstrong of his 7 titles. Ouch.
So, what kind of message does this send? Is this really an admission of guilt? Does this just say to kids that it’s ok to give up? How do you feel about this “amazing athlete” now? Let us know what YOU think.
In the meantime, you have to check out this video of Will Ferrell serenading Lance at the Espy Awards. It’s funny, and sad, all at the same time.