the man did what all top level athletes did (and possibly still do) ..... he used all tools at his hands to reach his goals of winning. this can't come as a shock to everyone. what was it, something like 19 of the top 20 riders in the tours he won were eventually found to have doped? i say, "what-ever!!"
his work with cancer, the arts, and his current life have little to do with all this. he's earned his spot on the board of the aspen museum.
what if we fired all board members when we have found out they lied in the past?
I was an Armstrong supporter until I started reading quote after quote that looked something like this:
"A team assistant named Emma O'Reilly, who claimed to have transported drugs for U.S. Postal, was so maligned by Armstrong's camp that she became nearly bankrupt. The same thing happened to Mike Anderson, a former personal assistant to Armstrong, who sought refuge by moving from Austin to New Zealand"
I would definitely vote him off. His profession and personal character should be viewed the same. He lacked courage to compete on an even playing field. The overwhelming evidence that he cheated is disgusting. The small pittance he gave back to cancer research while still amassing 100 million, does not endear him to me at all. Other professional athletes have done great things without corrupting their sport and hurting those around him. Any company tied to Armstrong is just going to suffer and perpetuate the idea of justification.
He lacked courage to compete on an even playing field.
when everyone your racing against is doping, where's the "even playing field"....?
not that i condone doping. or lying. or cheating. or feel at all bad that he's in a shit storm right now. it's just that i see his cancer fundraising as so much more important than all this. cancer is no joke. and if his personal drama is equated with a lacking in funding research for something that is so needed, then i'll be even more sad.