Skip to comments.Oprah Winfrey 'surprised and mesmerized' by Lance Armstrong's confession
Posted on 01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Oprah Winfrey revealed today she was surprised and mesmerized by some of Lance Armstrong's answers in the wake of her grueling two-hour interview with the shamed cyclist, in which he finally admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
Speaking to CBS this morning about the 'intense and emotional' interview that took place in Austin yesterday, she said: 'He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.
'I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this moment and at the end of it we were both pretty exhausted.
'I had a strategy and I went in prepared to have to dig and pull but he was very forthcoming with his answers.'
It was also revealed today that Armstrong hinted to the fact the use of drugs within the sport is widespread in a meeting with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last month.
Armstrong is said to have spoken openly to Travis Tygart about doping, claiming it was rampant in all sports, especially NBA football, and that he was being singled out for punishment.
Sources said that at the end of the meeting, during which Tygart refused to soften Armstrong's lifetime ban for what the agency called the 'most sophisticated doping program on the planet', he told him: 'You don't hold the keys to my redemption.
'There's one person who holds the keys to my redemption and that's me,' the source told the Wall Street Journal.
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Ha, to think I got flamed here for not being on the Lance fan wagon all those years. I tried to explain he's not liked in real life in Austin but nooooo. Very early this morning some talking head hit the nail on the head stating Armstrong does nothing unless it's for Armstrong. He's a has been and can't stand that he's not in the limelight. Heck, he and O are both has beens. She had to get her own channel to prove to herself she's still relevant.
When I heard about Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong I was totally shocked. Who knew she had an audience?
There was talk a few years ago of him running for Texas governor. That got squashed fast. With the loss of his titles and lies, he has even less chance in an elected position. Of course, the choom in chief could find they’re kindred souls and appoint him as Drug Czar.
^^^ use of drugs within the sport is widespread ^^^
Anyone participating in men’s sports at college level and above have known this for 40 years, nothing new.
If you want to see how far it has penetrated or society, just go down to your local police station or sheriff’s dept. You will see a large number of folks in uniform using performance enhancing drugs. Shame they can’t make the money the pros do ruining their bodies.
If he runs as a democrat who has bared his soul and wants to give people free stuff to atone he’ll have an easy road to election.
EPO is not detectable, or wasnt at the time he was riding. Blood doping does not involve drugs either, just red blood cels, so not detectable by testing either.
San Diego Chargers used steroids as a team in 1963!
Chargers — is that a golf team???
Texas HS sports ARE college level...
True, but the biggest difference is that only the COACHES get paid at the HS level!