Armstrong won't cooperate with USADA probe
February 20th, 2013
03:02 PM ET

Armstrong won't cooperate with USADA probe

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong will not cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's investigation of performance enhancing drug use in the sport, an Armstrong attorney said Wednesday.

USADA had given Armstrong - who publicly admitted such drug use last month - until Wednesday to decide whether he would cooperate under oath with investigators as part of a possible path to altering his USADA-imposed lifetime competition ban.

"Lance will not participate in USADA's efforts to selectively conduct American prosecutions that only demonize selected individuals while failing to address the 95% of the sport over which USADA has no jurisdiction," Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said in a written statement Wednesday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I left a comment. It may have been too true to post.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Leonidas

    Seriously? Can you blame him for not coperating? He didn't kill anybody for gods sake. If this country would spend more time and money going after true criminals, we would all be better off. The man lied about doping before a race. Somebody has their priorities screwed up. Im pretty sure there are more important things going on in this country that needs taking care of. Who cares what he did 7 years ago.

    February 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bankrupt1

      The people that gave money to anything that he did because they believed his lies.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    What are they after? He has already admitted it, been stripped of everything, and the USADA isn't a government entity. I should think that they would be satisfied.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    A church cannot print in its Sunday morning bulletin that the pastor used his discretionary fund for his plane tickets to the Holy Land, China, and the Bahamas, but that church will print the ti-
    tle of that pastor's sermon against stealing.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    He may be tired. Of. All this stuff

    February 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    lance arm (made him) strong...

    parent be careful what you name your kids

    February 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bubba

    This defense did not work for Clinton, and it won't work for Johny Steriods either.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |