Well, well, well. If it isn't Lance "I Never Took Steroids and I'll Kill Anybody Who Says I Did" Armstrong going on Oprah to finally tell everyone what we already knew: he did cheat. Now, of course, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped him of all his wins and banned in from life from competing in even a local 5k walk-a-thon, Armstrong wants to come clean after years of vigorously denying the accusations.
All this does Lance, is make it that much harder for the next guy (or gal) in sports accused of something horrific to leave any doubts in the mind of the fans. Everyone will say "Remember when Lance Armstrong denied he took steroids?" We won't be able to trust another jock again thanks to you Lance!
The only question now is will he really come clean and tell us everything, or will he only admit to enough cheating right now to get back in some people's good graces, but the truth will continue to leak out over several years?
Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he started using performance-enhancing drugs to gain an edge in cycling in the mid-1990s, before he was diagnosed with cancer, a person familiar with the interview told USA TODAY Sports. Armstrong and his representatives also have had discussions with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about meeting soon over several days for a "full debrief," when Armstrong would be expected to "answer every question, give over records, telephone calls, test results, everything," the source said. It is not certain if Armstrong will agree to the full debriefing, but he is aware it would be a prerequisite to any potential reduction of his lifetime ban from sanctioned competitions, the source told USA TODAY Sports.