Lance Armstrong is accused of encouraging use of PED's by his teammates, this according to an anonymous teammate. Â In another case "leak" that is designed to make Lance Armstrong look bad, a teammate that won't reveal his name publicly, is accusing Armstrong of knowing and encouraging PED use amongst his teammates. Â So how does information like this make it out to the public? Â That is a very interesting question, because testimony like what is being cited by the New York Times is not supposed to get out until someone intentionally released it. Â Now it just looks like someone is out there trying to besmirch the name of Lance Armstrong once again.
It's a story that is getting very tired, where rumors circulate, and secretive former teammates of Armstrong that have been caught using illegal drugs decide to "out" Armstrong in private interviews. Â It seems like something out of a mob movie, where the criminal that gets caught decides to stick with his other criminals, and throws a name under the bus that he knows the authorities would rather have. Â In this case, it's a huge break in the performance enhancing drug cases if authorities can finally link Armstrong to also using these banned substances.
This is all starting to sound like a way for athletes that couldn't find real success want to turn on someone they made money off of in order to sell books. Â You can bet that whomever this "anonymous" source is that the New York Times has, he will eventually have his name made public. Â At that point he will be given a book deal, one which will serve to take down Lance Armstrong and make more money off of a story that just doesn't want to go away. Â Did Lance Armstrong really use performance enhancing drugs and then lie about it? Â Or did other riders in an effort to keep up with him, and then they got caught?
Readers, it's time to weigh in with your opinions on what is taking place with Lance Armstrong.