Lance Armstrong

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Unkotare, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Unkotare
    Offline

    Unkotare Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    61,514
    Thanks Received:
    4,885
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Ratings:
    +11,885
    Is Armstrong being strongarmed?


    He finally gives up the endless court battles against doping allegations and the USADA takes that as an admission of guilt, stripping him of all 7 of his Tour de France titles. There is some question if they have the authority to do so.
     
  2. syrenn
    Offline

    syrenn BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    47,839
    Thanks Received:
    10,387
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +10,403
    Our best friends daughter went to school with him....... ran with his crowd.


    She does not think stripping him is wrong.
     
  3. hjmick
    Offline

    hjmick Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    16,167
    Thanks Received:
    4,676
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Ratings:
    +7,105
    He knows what he accomplished.
     
  4. Mr. H.
    Online

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    Not guilty- sad and tragic.
    Guilty- sad and tragic.
    Whatcha gonna do.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Dabs
    Offline

    Dabs ~Unpredictable~

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,145
    Thanks Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ~Tennessee~
    Ratings:
    +1,398
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,806
    Thanks Received:
    1,789
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,866
    Granny thinks its awful, just awful...
    :eusa_shifty:
    Cycling star Armstrong to lose seven Tour titles
    Fri, 24 Aug 2012 - Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday after the cycling icon announced he would no longer fight the drug charges that have stained his legacy.
    See also:

    USADA to strip Lance Armstrong of 7 Tour titles
    24 Aug.`12 — With stunning swiftness, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he dropped his fight against drug charges that threatened his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.
     
  7. Noomi
    Offline

    Noomi Ninja Kicker Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    18,121
    Thanks Received:
    3,479
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,878
    If he is innocent, then he would have fought this for as long as possible. Instead, has admitted defeat.

    Very disappointing to know that one of the best athletes in the world is a drug taker. Shame.
     
  8. Dabs
    Offline

    Dabs ~Unpredictable~

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,145
    Thanks Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ~Tennessee~
    Ratings:
    +1,398
    Not necessarily.....people can be 'beaten down'......get to the point, they get tired of all the bullshit coming their way....so they try to end the shit somehow.
    I don't know if he is guilty as they say or not....it's not for me to judge....I haven't been in his shoes.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  9. Dabs
    Offline

    Dabs ~Unpredictable~

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,145
    Thanks Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ~Tennessee~
    Ratings:
    +1,398
    Half of all the baseball leaguers are drug takers.......see that every day on the news too.

    Hell....I'm a drug taker~
     
  10. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,806
    Thanks Received:
    1,789
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,866
    Noomi wrote: If he is innocent, then he would have fought this for as long as possible. Instead, has admitted defeat.

    Very disappointing to know that one of the best athletes in the world is a drug taker. Shame.


    Not necessarily so...

    ... could be he ran out of funds to pursue the case...

    ... a lot of times what stands in the way of justice...

    ... is not having the money to pay the lawyers...

    ... to continue the fight...

    ... mebbe what we really need...

    ... instead of universal health care...

    ... is universal legal care.
    :mad:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012

Share This Page