Lance Armstrong is in talks to confess that he is guilty of doping. Armstrong is in discussions with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
The New York Times is reporting that Armstrong is hoping that if he comes clean about the doping, the agency will lift the ban on his participation in the sports the agency covers, including triathlons. After being found guilty by the agency of doping, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid said at the time that “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten. When speaking of the move to erase Armstrong’s name from the record books, McQuaid said it “was a landmark day for cycling.”
While confessing may give Armstrong the ability to participate in other sports such as triathlons, it will complicate lawsuits that are pending against him. A London newspaper is suing Armstrong for the return of money they paid him for a defamation lawsuit where they claimed Armstrong was doping.
SCA Promotions is also suing him for $12 million which were pay outs they made for his Tour De France victories. He could also face perjury charges from the U. S. Department of Justice.
When asked if Armstrong would confess to doping, his attorney Tim Herman stated Armstrong would have to answer that. “Lance has to speak for himself on that.”
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