Lance Armstrong is done going ball out to fight the doping charges against him and is throwing up his hands and giving up. Because Lance is done brawling with those bitches at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, he will be stripped of all 7 of his Tour De France titles and his Olympic bronze medal and he isn’t allowed to ever compete professionally again.
Lance still claims that he did not have relations with that syringe full of performance enhancing drugs, but he’s ending the dope hunt against him, because a ho can only take so much. Lance wrote a statement on his website (via People) yesterday and I should warn you, reading the first line will make you pull a tiny disco ball out of your bottom desk drawer (I know you keep one there) and hold it above your head while you swish your hips and sing out the lyrics, “I can’t go on, I can’t go on no mo nooooo!” You’re going to Donna Summer out (or Barbra Streisand out, depending on your mood), so you should warn your co-workers. Here’s a piece of Lance’s statement:
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart’s unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.
I had hoped that a federal court would stop USADA’s charade. Although the court was sympathetic to my concerns and recognized the many improprieties and deficiencies in USADA’s motives, its conduct, and its process, the court ultimately decided that it could not intervene.
If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA’s process, I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and – once and for all – put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance. But I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair. Regardless of what Travis Tygart says, there is zero physical evidence to support his outlandish and heinous claims. The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of controls I have passed with flying colors. I made myself available around the clock and around the world. In-competition. Out of competition. Blood. Urine. Whatever they asked for I provided. What is the point of all this testing if, in the end, USADA will not stand by it?
Since Lance’s cycling career is over, he says he will focus on raising money for charity. One of those charities might be the Save Lance From Having To Trade In His Fancy Bikes For A Huffy Foundation, because there’s a chance he’ll have to pay back all of the prize money he won.
If you’re cheering at this shit, because you’re happy that Lance finally got his, let me poke at your buzz bubble just a bit. If Lance has to pay back that money, that means you’ll soon see his face on Dancing with the (Alleged) Dopers and every other reality shit show, because a check is a check and Lance might need a whole lot of checks right now.