AP reports that he admits doping to Oprah Winfrey. If so, he is a dirtbag for the ages, a lying, despicable cheater who deserves to be stripped of his dignity and his winnings. May we never hear from him again, except as a warning to others. Unless, of course, he goes away and quietly — quietly! — redeems himself like the saintly John Profumo did.
Honestly, Lance Armstrong. Honestly. I really thought he was one of the good guys.
I count it against him that he’s doing this confessional with Oprah. Nothing against Oprah at all, but this is a pretty blatant PR move by Armstrong. If he really felt shame and regret for what he’s reportedly admitted to, why go on TV and agonize over it? I don’t get it. At all. It’s all so repulsive and cynical and … American.