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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:52 PM

 

Armstrong will not be prosecuted for doping - U.S. official

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's public admission that he took performance-enhancing drugs will not change U.S. prosecutors' decision to spare him of criminal charges, an attorney who oversaw the federal investigation said on Tuesday.

The statement by André Birotte, the U.S. attorney based in Los Angeles, follows Armstrong's confession in a televised interview last month.

"We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago. Obviously, we've been well aware of the statements that have been made by Mr. Armstrong in other media reports. That does not change my view at this time," Birotte said at a news conference in Washington to announce an unrelated lawsuit against Standard & Poor's.

The government will continue to look at the case, Birotte added, but Armstrong's admission "hasn't changed our view as I stand here today."

Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/usa-armstrong-prosecutor-idINDEE9140FS20130205



An athlete not facing prosecution? Surely you jest!

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Reply Armstrong will not be prosecuted for doping - U.S. official (Original post)
Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
valerief Feb 2013 #1
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #2
valerief Feb 2013 #4
AAO Feb 2013 #3
valerief Feb 2013 #5
AAO Feb 2013 #16
valerief Feb 2013 #17
AAO Feb 2013 #21
KoKo Feb 2013 #8
frylock Feb 2013 #7
valerief Feb 2013 #9
frylock Feb 2013 #12
valerief Feb 2013 #15
randome Feb 2013 #24
chuckstevens Feb 2013 #6
KoKo Feb 2013 #10
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #19
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #11
daleo Feb 2013 #13
Nihil Feb 2013 #14
hughee99 Feb 2013 #18
daleo Feb 2013 #22
hughee99 Feb 2013 #23
daleo Feb 2013 #25
hughee99 Feb 2013 #28
leftynyc Feb 2013 #20
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #26
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #27
Squinch Feb 2013 #29
Sunlei Feb 2013 #30

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:54 PM

1. I don't understand why anyone really cares about this. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:58 PM

2. Do you feel that this item should not be in this forum?

 

Perhaps you'd be right in that. On the other hand, http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014391178

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:05 PM

4. Oh, I don't care about where this is. The story doesn't offend me. I just don't understand why

anyone cares about sports doping. Really. It goes on. So what? Just my 2 cents.

on edit
I just clicked your link. Bwahahaha! Touche!

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:58 PM

3. Some people care about people playing by the rules

 

This guy duped a lot of people. Millions of people wearing yellow "Live Strong" bracelets have to feel betrayed. He held himself up as a hero and legend, when he knew all along he was a fraud.

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Response to AAO (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:06 PM

5. Yeah, but it's only sports. It's not life or death. Just my humble opinion.

News outlets that promote this as news are to blame.

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:34 AM

16. Then you don't know much about sports.

 

If you don't care about this why do you respond? Just go about your business and leave the sports threads to those that do care about it - even if just a little bit.

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Response to AAO (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:51 AM

17. This is an opinion board. Am I not entitled to my opinion?

Why does my opinion bother you enough to tell me to mind my own business? People make posts here to solicit responses. I don't think the news should make a big deal out of this story. I'm not in favor of sports doping but it goes on. So what? It's not LBN.

And I don't go to the Sports forum, where I expect to see sports posts.

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Response to valerief (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:48 PM

21. Of course you are entitled.

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:17 PM

8. Lance Armstrong! Cannot be Prosecuted: "He's Too Big Too Fail !"

Like the other High Rollers like Big Banks & Wall Street who have caused the suffering of Millions of Americans for a Decade! Dot Com/Banking Implosion/Mortgage Fraud/CEO Swaps...Demise of Euro and American Economy with repercussions Everywhere....

Lance is part of the Problem! He is "Too Big To Fail!"

He cannot and will not be held accountable for Duping Fans and Supporters and the Reputation of his Sport. Doesn't matter. THEY ALL DO IT....RIGHT! They do...and ...they get away with it time and time again.

Is this the way we all want to live? The 1% who make it by crookery and greed and cover up...while the rest of us take the hits?

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:16 PM

7. i don't understand why you would bother to post in this thread if you don't understand..

why people care.

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Response to frylock (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:19 PM

9. I don't understand why you don't understand why I'd want to share my feelings of

not caring about sports doping and wonder at why these things are news events. But I don't really care.

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Response to valerief (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:40 PM

12. perhaps you can provide a list of subjects that you've deemed worthy of posting..

that way we won't waste anymore of your precious time.

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Response to frylock (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:52 AM

15. I didn't say you were wasting my time. I was adding my opinion. This is an opinion board, is it not?

If you didn't want people adding their opinions, why did you make the post in the first place?

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:35 PM

24. I don't particularly care, either. But FWIW, Armstrong went out of his way to portray himself...

...as a cycling 'hero'. He doped and duped.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:10 PM

6. Why the Hell Not?

That's right; let Lance off without punishment. That way every young athlete who's thinking about taking performance enhancing drugs will go ahead and do it. "After all, nothing really bad will happen; look at Lance."

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:20 PM

10. Yep...push it to the LIMIT...and PROFIT...because there are no

consequences for bad behavior, crooked behavior, swindling behavior, deceitful behavior.

Most of us should be so lucky that we can't follow this behavior that we too could gain the riches and acclaim and be defended for what we did wrong...that can be covered over is one has money to pay the right "brander" from a big "Image Consulting Firm" who can rehab you no matter what you've done to the people who saw you as a hero.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:42 AM

19. No consequences?

The guy has been stripped of everything, lost his foundation, and been publicly exposed and humiliated as a liar and a cheat. Just because he's not in jail doesn't mean he's not paying for his misdeeds.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:22 PM

11. NO, ONLY POOR PEOPLE DO!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:11 PM

13. Yet prisons are full of people busted for possession of small amounts of pot

It makes you think.

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Response to daleo (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:30 AM

14. It makes you think that "justice" is purely a financial concept in the USA.

Now I might say that the jury is still out as to whether this is due to having been ruled
by a plutarchy for several decades ... but that just means that I haven't got enough
money to persuade the "jury" to own up to the truth ...


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Response to daleo (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:26 AM

18. Are they full of people who didn't get caught, but admitted to smoking pot years later? n/t

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:42 PM

22. Armstrong also perjured himself

And ruined the reputations and careers of honest people, for telling the truth about his cheating, cheating that gained him tens of millions of dollars.

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Response to daleo (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:30 PM

23. Sure,

but I don't know anyone who goes to jail for admitting they used to use drugs in the past, be it PED's or small amounts of pot. You have to get caught "in the act" (possession) to go to jail for drugs.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:56 PM

25. Maybe you don't go to jail for admitting to past drug use

But perjury is pretty serious and one can be prosecuted for it for a number of years after the fact. Plus, past perjury will hurt if and when one of his past victims sues.

And lots of people are suing him.

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Response to daleo (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:11 PM

28. I agree on all of this, I'm just saying that comparing this to people

who were caught in possession is apples and oranges.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:54 AM

20. So, he'll just have to deal

with getting sued into the poorhouse. Not nearly enough but will be nice to see.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:06 PM

26. Doh! P!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:07 PM

27. Of course not. And he's a white sports celebrity. They get blanket immunity.

Besides, DOJ is far too busy pursuing medical cannabis dispensaries here in CA still.

It's ALL about our national priorities........

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:17 PM

29. What is he? A bank?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:24 PM

30. why does America even waste the millions on a "federal investigation"? Let the sport deal with it.

Seems like if a member of Congress or anyone in Gov has interest in some sport they can squander millions of Americas money to trot in and toy with their sporting interests. Like they did with baseball.

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