Lance Armstrong: Are lawsuits enough of a punishment?
Of all the statements to emerge from the mouth of Lance Armstrong or those who represent him in recent months, Wednesday's offering from his lawyer Elliot Peters is one of the most disingenuous uttered throughout the whole, sorry affair.
Describing the United States government's long anticipated law suit against Armstrong for defrauding sponsor US Postal (USPS) as "opportunistic and insincere", Peters goes on to say: "The USPS was never the victim of fraud. Lance Armstrong rode his heart out for the USPS team, and gave the brand tremendous exposure during the sponsorship years."
True enough. But we now know that vast exposure was based on one of the biggest lies sport has ever been forced to confront.
The US government said in February it would seek to join the whistleblower case brought by Armstrong's former team-mate Floyd Landis to get back some of the money the US Postal Service paid to sponsor his team.
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