Found January 26, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
In perhaps the least shocking news of the 21st century, turns out Lance Armstrong lied in what he billed as his ‘come clean’ interview with Oprah Winfrey. Deadspin  reported the news of Armstrong’s less than honest interview to Mrs. Winfrey. Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and also, the judge and jury on the Armstrong trial has spoken out against Armstrong. In the much anticipated interview Armstrong told Oprah that he did not dope during the 2009, 2010 Tour de France, but now Tygart has come out to say that blood tests “solidly refute” Armstrong’s claim. On this week’s 60 Minutes episode Tygart told CBS that Armstrong’s main motiviation for lying was most likely because of the statue of limitations for fraud connected to the Tour de France stints, which hasn’t expired. Armstrong is just 10 days away from being banned from the sport of cycling for life, if he doesn’t not really come clean to Tygart. To add insult to injury an aide to former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has filed a class-action suit against Armstrong because of the books of his they purchased and were fraudulently inspired by. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of all readers who felt misled by Armstrong’s denials of drug use in “It’s Not About The Bike,” published in 2000, and “Every Second Counts,” published three years later. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says Stutzman met Armstrong when the cyclist visited with Schwarzenegger. “At that time, Stutzman thanked Defendant Armstrong for writing his book and told him it was very inspiring and that he had recommended it to friends who were fighting cancer,” the suit says. “In response, Armstrong thanked Stutzman.” I’m not sure if it’s too early to vote Lance Armstrong in as a candidate for the  ’person having worst 2013′ award. But, these were self-inflicted wounds, and Armstrong will have to deal with what will surely be just the very beginning of a long and costly backlash. Armstrong crafted his identity on a lie, and became a beloved sports icon globally, this is just the first chapter in many still to come.

Reader sue Armstrong over drug-use denial in books

An aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was so taken by Lance Armstrong's first memoir of battling back from cancer to win the Tour de France multiple times that he immediately read it ''cover to cover'' and recommended it to several friends. Now he wants his money back - and then some. Rob Stutzman and several others who bought Armstrong's...

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Wiggins convinced Armstrong doped in 2009

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Lance's ex-team leader to skip hearing

Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping scandal. Belgian cycling federation prosecutor Jaak Fransen said Monday he will consider pursuing the case without Bruyneel. ''Whether this is a delay tactic or not, that I cannot say,'' Fransen said by phone to The Associated Press. ...

From Let Manti Te'o be the end of sports hero worship

Thought this was an interesting story by Howard Kurtz over on, mostly because he admits sportswriters' culpability and participation in the sports hero worship mentality. I haven't commented on the whole Manti Te'o debacle in this blog just because I can't even wrap my head around what the hell he was thinking, whether he was in on it or not, but I talked...

We didn't know diddly

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