Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Lance Armstrong’s reputation is being destroyed more and more by the day. Most of us never believed him over the years when he vehemently denied using performance-enhancing drugs, but the seven-time Tour de France champion still had plenty of supporters before he admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he cheated. Some of those supporters contributed to Armstrong’s fortune by purchasing his books. Now, they want their money back. According to the LA Times, a Republican political consultant named Rob Stutzman and a professional chef named Jonathan Wheeler are leading a class action lawsuit against Armstrong regarding sales of his books, “It’s Not About the Bike” and “Every Second Counts.” The lawsuit, which was filed in California federal court on Tuesday, said Stutzman, Wheeler and others “would not have purchased the books had they known the true facts concerning Armstrong’s misconduct and his admitted involvement in a sports doping scandal.” Armstrong denied doping to win the Tour de France in both books, but his recent admission to Oprah proved that he is a liar. “Stutzman bought the book in California and read it cover to cover,” the lawsuit said. “Although Stutzman does not buy or read many books, he found Armstrong’s book incredibly compelling and recommended the book to several friends.” While we certainly feel that one Oprah interview is hardly enough for Armstrong to begin earning forgiveness for the damage he has caused by lying and cheating, I don’t see how the lawsuit could stick. Armstrong certainly isn’t the first person to lie in a book about himself. Does that mean anyone who bought an autobiography can sue the author if they determine he or she lied when writing it? It seems like quite a stretch. The post Lance Armstrong facing lawsuit from those misled by his book appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Novak Djokovic: Lance Armstrong is a ‘disgrace’ to his sport, should suffer for lies Lance Armstrong will reportedly admit to doping during appearance on ‘Oprah’ Lance Armstrong reportedly thinking of admitting drug use
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

Cycling 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 Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.