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Lawsuits will $tick it
to dope Armstrong

New York Post, by Chuck Bennett

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/16/2013 5:29:03 AM

Lance Armstrong should expect a wave of costly lawsuits in the wake of his doping admission. The government of South Australia became the latest potential plaintiff to hint at legal action against the disgraced cycling champ, who confessed to Oprah Winfrey, in interviews airing tomorrow and Friday, of using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong took several million dollars in appearance fees from the Australian state to promote the Tour Down Under cycle race from 2009 to 2011, Premier Jay Weatherill said yesterday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/16/2013 5:32:27 AM     (No. 9119236)

These people are insane. They paid him to promote various things and he did. And they profited from it. So will the Goobernment of S Australia give back the money people pumped into their tour? Will Trek reimburse folks that bought their bikes?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/16/2013 5:42:10 AM     (No. 9119239)

Armstrong should have followed the strategy of our crooked politicians... Deny, deny, deny. It works for them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 1/16/2013 6:47:05 AM     (No. 9119288)

Meanwhile athletes the size of King Kong inhabit Football and the NBA sucking down massive pay checks in industries worth billions, but no doping there - nope not a bit...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/16/2013 6:53:22 AM     (No. 9119293)

It´s not a justification or a defense of Armstrong to claim others do it bigger and worse.

Texans were hugely proud of him. He was our own and he betrayed us. Now, I don´t care if he loses everything.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/16/2013 7:19:54 AM     (No. 9119326)

Armstrong is a con artist,pure and simple.The reason for this mea culpa is so he can keep getting endorsements. Why in the world would the postal service pay this joker $30 million when they´re bankrupt. If he really only cares about cancer cures,why is he self enriching in the process?

There´s not going to be a cure for cancer anyway,it would put to many hospitals out of business.I remember many years ago interferon was the magic bullet.The concept for the cure is correct but billions of dollars later were still stuck on radiation and chemo.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 1/16/2013 7:33:41 AM     (No. 9119342)

Does anyone know a single person who was harmed by Armstrong´s bike riding wins?

He did show the world that you can come back from major major cancer surgeries and live well.

Should we punish him for being that inspiration to millions of people around the world.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 1/16/2013 7:44:17 AM     (No. 9119358)

Look for Mel "peach panties" Reynolds on the next Oprah Forgiveness Train so he can get Jackson´s open seat.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/16/2013 8:50:29 AM     (No. 9119509)

Lance is a cheater and a liar. He should expect that those cheated and lied to might be miffed about it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 1/16/2013 10:05:44 AM     (No. 9119692)

No, #6, don´t know anyone who was harmed by Armstrong´s bike riding wins, but I do know someone whose life was nearly destroyed by Armstrong´s vicious - VICIOUS - campaign to ruin this person´s life just because this person spoke the truth about Armstrong´s doping.

It´s all part and parcel. You can´t extricate the lying and deceit and viciousness of character as somehow separate from the wins.

Oh, and there´s the part about how he threw away his wife and kids. That´s not too inspiring.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uscgretired99, 1/16/2013 10:15:51 AM     (No. 9119724)

Lance who?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/16/2013 10:21:02 AM     (No. 9119741)

He might as well skip the legal mess and file for bankruptcy now...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/16/2013 11:01:05 AM     (No. 9119858)

The world...and professional biking is much safer now. Thank goodness this guy is finally outed for the cheat he is! And I´m s-o-o-o-o glad football, baseball, basketball and all the other ´balls,´ as well as wrestling, boxing and any number of other competitive sports are not involved in such shenanigans! s/

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