Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Yet another negative allegation against Lance Armstrong has surfaced today, but this one doesn't involve doping. No, this one is arguably much worse. It involves the alleged attempt at bribing a federal organization.From the USA TODAY:A representative for Lance Armstrong once offered a "donation" of around $250,000 to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the same agency that recently banned him for life and stripped him of his seven titles in the Tour de France, according to a report by 60 Minutes Sports airing Wednesday night on Showtime."I was stunned," USADA CEO Travis Tygart says in the interview. "It was clear -- it was a clear conflict of interest for USADA. We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer."The offer is said to have come sometime in 2004.As usual, Armstrong's legal team has denied the claim."No truth to that story," Tim Herman told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday. "First Lance heard of it was today. He never made any such contribution or suggestion."The USA TODAY report also cites an international investigation involving Armstrong and his relationship with the International Cycling Union (UCI). The famed cyclist has maintained innocence of doping allegations for years, but a recent report by the New York Times suggests that he might be close to admitting guilt.The amount of evidence suggesting that Armstrong did in fact use performance-enhancing drugs seems to outweigh the possibility that he didn't. With that being said, it is hard to take the side of Armstrong's here. What would USADA have to gain by making a false allegation?Via USA TODAY.
PLAYERS: Lance Armstrong
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

Rob Manfred says Portland could get MLB expansion team

Colin Kaepernick’s mom has priceless response to Trump

Geno Auriemma offers to work for free amid UConn budget crisis

Cody Bellinger cracks great joke after Dodgers clinch

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

La Liga title race far from over as Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out

Why the Miami Heat may begin losing relevance

Report: Jeter plans to fire multiple Marlins special assistants

Carmelo Anthony sets up YouCaring page to help people in Puerto Rico

Kyle Shanahan takes jab at controversial pass interference call

Le'Veon Bell on precipice of amazing Steelers record

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker