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Is Lance Armstrong Innocent?

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Cycling legend and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has long denied charges of using performance-enhancing drugs, specifically blood doping. Even with a number of his old teammates failing drug tests and claiming otherwise to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Armstrong has still denied. Unfortunately for the cancer survivor and inspirational leader of the 'Livestrong' movement, perception is reality and either this is a witch hunt -- or enough smoke to explore the fire.

"I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one,” Armstrong said via a statement on his official website. “That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.”

Armstrong is charged with taking testosterone and participating in blood doping, but he can stand trial and defend himself against those allegations. Yet if he loses, he will be stripped of all seven of his Tour de Frances titles and could even be subject to a government investigation, much like baseball legend Roger Clemens is. Not to mention the fact that if found guilty, it would break the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans who supported him. This is only just the beginning though, so stay tuned. Do you think Lance Armstrong is innocent?

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  • kobidob... JesusIs... 2012/06/20 17:40:58
    kobidobidog
    Accusations by their very nature are evil. Jesus is not an accuser.
  • HendricksMathew 2012/06/18 13:00:10
  • Miles 2012/06/18 02:50:48
    Yes
    Miles
    +2
    Innocent....hands down
  • lori 2012/06/18 00:31:19
    Yes
    lori
    +3
    he has been test about 500 times they would have something long before now.
  • MarinerFH 2012/06/17 23:09:37 (edited)
  • ~EL 2012/06/17 21:42:29
    Yes
    ~EL
    +1
    This world is so corrupt that it doesn't want to believe anyone can and will tell the truth. Why, after all these years, would someone want to bring this man down, unless there's that green sin of jealousy? Looking at the bigger picture, there are so few really good role models in the world, why not take down one more? This world is ruining our children. God help the next generation!
  • kobidob... ~EL 2012/06/20 17:46:18 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    God will not be able to help the souls in humans refusing to be like Jesus is.
  • ~EL kobidob... 2012/06/23 08:31:37
    ~EL
    I know that. But the world is becoming more corrupt. Not enough people are hearing the Gospel message. Aside from that, just plain "goodness" is being wiped out. The next generation, in my opinion, really does need God's help! Who else is there?
  • kobidob... ~EL 2012/06/23 17:22:05 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    Humans never verbally heard the gospel message until my mouth opened. Humans minding their own bushiness are there judging themselves. Humans need to behold Christ in them to be changed into his likeness instead of bickering over evolution or creation or whatever sex whoever does or humans attaching a non conformist refusing to wear his clothing that they see subconsciously as an idol. I see humans aimlessly flailing like marionettes with broken strings in a tornado. about not being like Jesus is because not enough humans are like Jesus to look at to be changed into his image.
  • Fred 2012/06/17 16:32:43
    Yes
    Fred
    +1
    WHO CARES!!!!!!
  • Callaway 2012/06/17 16:05:09
    No
    Callaway
    +1
    After seeing the interview from his teammate Floyd Landis about clean blood being stockpiled by Armstrong in a special locked frig in his Paris apartment, flying into private airports to avoid baggage checks and them getting transfusions on the bus I think there is more than just a little smoke. But like steroids in baseball there was a large number doing it just a few got caught the sport of international cycling is a dirty high dollar business and like baseball they need to own up to it. For every new test they come up there is an equal amount of countermeasures that occur to override the results. Landis indicate he had nothing to lose at this point hes barred from even as much as walking by a bike shop and his main "supplier" when he won the tour was Armstrong's manager. It changed my outlook considerably and that's not downplaying the good work Armstrong has done just his competition results.
  • JesusIs... Callaway 2012/06/18 14:39:20
    JesusIsMyGod
    People should have to prove their accusations.
  • LuisaMariano 2012/06/17 15:32:35
  • LeahBau... LuisaMa... 2012/06/17 15:34:19
  • Cornball 2012/06/17 14:52:33
    Yes
    Cornball
    +1
    This is so stupid.
  • kobidob... Cornball 2012/06/20 22:18:31
    kobidobidog
    You are wise.
  • Parah Sailin 2012/06/17 03:02:56
    Yes
    Parah Sailin
    +1
    OMFG, leave him alone, he only has ONE NUT. The man has paid his dues, allow him some DIGNITY!
  • Call me Mark willya? 2012/06/17 02:53:30
    Yes
    Call me Mark willya?
    +2
    Silly question, his testing record speaks for itself if he failed one then they'd have something to say.
  • BILL Call me... 2012/06/18 15:06:50
  • kobidob... BILL 2012/06/20 17:51:22 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    Humans after Lance are what I would call nit pickers trying to make Lance less than they are. Both are born both die.
  • skyebrand 2012/06/17 00:45:09
    Yes
    skyebrand
    +4
    Been there...done that...he is the MOST TESTED ATHLETE EVER & he has not failed a single test. I think this is just sour grapes from the losing competitors.
  • jeremy.kern.165 2012/06/17 00:43:57
    Yes
    jeremy.kern.165
    +2
    Here's the problem that too many people are over looking, and the people that have never been accused of a crime aside from a minor traffic violation are going to criticize; despite anything written into law, the mentality of people AND the government is to mark a man as guilty until proven otherwise. Most people that have no common sense will draw quick conclusions, determine guilt, and then pass judgment. However it doesn't stop there. People in general are so convinced that their point of view is correct that they project that on to their peers which allows the conflict to grow out of control causing controversy. The law says innocent until proven guilty. Give the man his day in court, and if found not guilty leave him alone. Let the judge be the judge and stick to your own hedges. Until the evidence is shown all this can be is an angry mob going to a witch hunt.
  • Parah S... jeremy.... 2012/06/17 03:04:41
    Parah Sailin
    Kind of like the way all the bonehead conservatards blame Obama for everything...
  • BILL Parah S... 2012/06/25 16:45:55
  • JoeKnows 2012/06/16 23:01:16
    Yes
    JoeKnows
    He may be innocent of doping, but he's guilty of making statements without proper punctuation. I had to read that sentence 3 times before I realized that it was written in English.
  • BILL 2012/06/16 22:45:23
  • JesusIs... BILL 2012/06/18 14:39:37
    JesusIsMyGod
    Prove it.
  • knoodelhed 2012/06/16 22:03:50
    Yes
    knoodelhed
    +1
    Even if he did do it, what if he needs the stuff to stay in remission?
  • Parah S... knoodelhed 2012/06/17 03:06:30 (edited)
    Parah Sailin
    +2
    If anything his meds should have produced a false positive, so he's not just clean, he's extra-super-you-could-eat-off... And that's REALLY clean. Well, and he's super cute, too. So, no way did he do it. Nope.
  • mishka1220 2012/06/16 21:59:13
    Yes
    mishka1220
    +1
    passed 500 drug tests....... and has never failed 1.... hmmm....... why are they investigating him ? Clearly bored with nothing better to do than to go after one of the world's most inspiring athletes.
  • Rob Williams 2012/06/16 21:04:57
    Yes
    Rob Williams
    What is the point of this? Who is going to benefit from wrecking his record and memory?
  • Parah S... Rob Wil... 2012/06/17 03:08:24 (edited)
    Parah Sailin
    +1
    If he is disqualified from any of his races, the award goes to the next person who crossed the finish line, even years later. I'd rather see this kind of scrutiny aimed at the sleazy pro baseball creeps who think they beat Willie Mays records. Did NOT, you cheating bastards! Test 'em!
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/06/16 18:06:53
  • bill 2012/06/16 16:44:32
    Yes
    bill
    +1
    Passed 500 drugs and never failed. Its a witch hunt looking for something that isn't there. Just face it he better than the rest. The USADA needs to pull its heyad out of there ass and find something else to do. He is not guilt
  • l 2012/06/16 14:44:41
    No
    l
    +1
    "No Smoke Without Fire" I thought he was a one time but now I'm not so sure!
  • Parah S... l 2012/06/17 03:09:41
    Parah Sailin
    +2
    But it's like those stupid birthers who just don't know when to give up.
  • EatonMichele 2012/06/16 13:28:11
  • Dave 007 2012/06/16 11:44:53
    Yes
    Dave 007
    +3
    Holy Cow! This guy can be dead in his grave and they will still say he took performance-enhancing drugs. Let it rest. Most have even forgot about Barry Bonds by now.
  • Parah S... Dave 007 2012/06/17 03:10:44
    Parah Sailin
    +3
    Barry Bonds is a walking PHARMACY. You could dope just by getting a transfusion from him.
  • Butch 2012/06/16 05:02:47

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