Skip to comments.Travis Tygart tells ’60 Minutes’ that Lance Armstrong is still lying
Posted on 01/28/2013 8:12:23 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Even when Lance Armstrong portrayed himself as coming clean about his career spent cheating to win, he was still lying.
Thats the argument U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart made Sunday evening on the CBS show 60 Minutes, in an interview with Scott Pelley for a segment called The Fall of Lance Armstrong.
Tygart sat down with Pelley to rebut several claims Armstrong made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was televised on January 17-18.
Among the statements that Tygart said were categorically untrue: that Armstrong had raced free of performance-enhancing drugs during his 2009 and 2010 comeback; that his representatives had not offered USADA a $250,000 donation; that Armstrong had not pushed his teammates toward cheating; and that Armstrong had only used a small amount of EPO from 1999 through 2005.
Armstrong told Winfrey that the last time he had crossed that line i.e., used performance-enhancing drugs was in 2005. Asked about using blood transfusions in 2009 and 2010, Armstrong replied, Absolutely not.
Tygart told Pelley that Armstrong lied to Winfrey and her television audience.
[It's] just contrary to the evidence, Tygart told Pelley, referring to Armstrongs blood values during those years. [There's a] one in a million chance that it was due to something other than doping.
Tygart said he believes Armstrong is lying about his doping in 2009 and 2010 to avoid criminal charges for conspiracy to defraud.
Theres a five-year statute on a fraud criminal charge, Tygart said. So the five years today would have been expired. However, if the last point of his doping as we alleged and proved in our reasoned decision was in 2010, then the statute has not yet expired and he potentially could be charged with a criminal violation for conspiracy to defraud.
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With all due respect, does anyone really give a smelly Obama about felonious jock-1 ... Armstrong....or for that matter...any other of the N felonious jocks (where N is a large number)?
You want to be concerned about lies, think about the bat-eared-b*stard, or the Hillabeast. ‘Twould take up all the available computer memory in the multiverse to fully cover one week’s worth of lies from either of those two worthless pieces of excrement.
I’m guessing that 90% or more are doping.
We better get congress involved to blow some more money. Some are already talking about government solutions to issues in football. There are complaints in baseball about the 3rd to 1st fakeout rule change, surely congress has something to add.
Yes, I do care. The obvious reason Armstrong chose Oprah to make his confession to is that he is contemplating a rehabilitation tour and wants sympathy. He wants to get back on the "A" list. I don't want to see that happen and revelations such as these (that he's still a lying sack...) help make sure that won't happen.
How many Americans died as a result of Armstrong’s behavior? This tripe is meant to divert attention away from the misdeeds of the current occupant of the People’s White House.
Who gives a rats ass what a bunch of homosexual bike jocks do?? How is that related to a free republic outside of the fact that the government has Nazi admin officials going after private citizens for private business affairs? The country is going to Hell fast and you post an article about some dipsh*t jock that might be lying about his past? Really? THAT’S what is importnant to you?
Bread and circuses.
Armstrong wrote that he was such a good cyclist because he had a high tolerance for pain. I guess a lot of Americans have a high tolerance for bulls**t, too.