Skip to comments.Armstrong allegedly offered large "donation" to doping agency
Posted on 01/08/2013 3:53:29 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
Cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered a large "donation" to the same agency that recently concluded he and his team had used illegal substances, causing him to be stripped of his seven Tour de Frances wins. The brazenly inappropriate gesture made to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is recounted by the agency's CEO Travis Tygart, who tells Scott Pelley the whole story of his agency's investigation of Armstrong for the first time in an interview to be broadcast on the premiere edition of "60 Minutes Sports," Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on the Showtime network.
Armstrong once gave the International Cycling Union, a regulatory body for his sport, a gift of $100,000. Tygart called that "totally inappropriate." Then someone representing Armstrong tried to give USADA a large sum of money sometime in 2004. "I was stunned," he tells Pelley. "It was clear -- it was a clear conflict of interest for USADA. We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer," says Tygart, who said the amount was "in excess of $150,000." Told by Pelley that "60 Minutes" had learned it was $250,000, Tygart replies, "It was around that ballpark."
For a preview of Scott Pelley's interview with Travis Tygart, tune in to the CBS Evening News tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.
PS: Any freepers left falling on their swords for this schmuck
But, but, I thought it was only because the French were jealous!!?!?!!?
I guess there are several different ways to dig a deeper hole. Lance prefers to pedal.
OK. When the Justice Department started going after Microsoft hot and heavy, Bill Gates decided to “get in the game” and start making big political contributions. Problems went away.
P. S. I trust nothing from CBS
eh, I’m not a follower of cycling. Seems silly. Around here, they can’t even stop at stop signs, let alone get out of the way when a 4,000 lb SUV is passing them...
That said, I’ve read testimony that every winning team was doping to win. Unless they are going to strip them all of any winnings, it also seems silly to focus in the main winner. I don’t care who used what specific substance to push themselves faster or harder. They are still wearing spandex.
As I said, eh... Let them wear their spandex girly clothes and huddle in their pylons in peace.
I give him extra points for overcoming a major illness and returning at an advanced age so many times.
IF (and it has yet to be proven or acknowldged) he doped, so did every other cyclist in the field. Since he beat everybody 7 times, he is STILL the greatest cyclist of all time.
And no, I am not a fan.
I dont care who used what specific substance to push themselves faster or harder. They are still wearing spandex.
That would make a pretty good tag line!
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We all “donate” to the USADA, because they take our tax dollars.
So, if anti-doping advocates give money to the USADA< isn’t that also a conflict?
The bigger conflict is that the USADA has to prove they are doing something in order to keep getting money.
Calling out buzz bissinger, sally jenkins, and rick reilly. You are the 3 biggest apologists for this fraud in the media. Where are you? WHERE ARE YOU? Media pukes.
GFY all of you.