Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:57 PM
marmar (64,063 posts)
Lance Armstrong Subject Of Government Criminal Investigation: REPORT
Lance Armstrong's doping confession to Oprah Winfrey may bring more trouble to the disgraced cyclist than forgiveness.
On the same day that Forbes ranked Armstrong atop (although in a "virtual tie with Manti Te'o) its list of "The 10 Most Disliked Athletes In America" ABC reported that he is the focus of a criminal investigation by federal investigators.
After years of strident denials, Armstrong publicly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during his storied cycling career. The confession came several months after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from elite competition on the heels of a damning USADA report implicated him in the "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."
Per ABC's unnamed source, federal "agents are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation" relating to his PED use and the aggressive tactics he used to silence those who previously attempted to come forward with the truth. ..................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/lance-armstrong-government-investigation_n_2632300.html
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