Lance Armstrong Admits To Doping
He’s finally come clean. Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, and with nothing left to lose, the disgraced cyclist finally went on TV to announce what everyone already knew – he cheated.
In a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network, Armstrong admitted to doping, and to a litany of other drug offenses. Sports Illustrated transcribed the money part of the interview, and Armstrong comes off as not even understanding that what he did was wrong.
“”At the time it did not feel wrong?” Winfrey asked.
“No,” Armstrong replied. “Scary.”
“Did you feel bad about it?” she pressed him.
“No,” he said. “Even scarier.”
“Did you feel in any way that you were cheating?”
“No,” Armstrong paused. “Scariest.”
Armstrong admitted to using the drugs EPO, testosterone, HGH, and to blood doping and transfusions. He also admitted that his unwavering ruthless defense rubbed people the wrong way.
“It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome. And it’s inexcusable. And when I say there are people who will hear this and never forgive me, I understand that. I do.”