Cheating is a big problem in every area of our society. Good for USADA, and the
baseball hall of fame for holding atheletes accountable. Lance even had the
chutzpa to sue those who knew he was cheating. So what happens when
banks commit fraud? Robo-signers, predatory lending, liar loans the list is
endless. Pharmaceutical companies illegally market drugs and get a slap on the
wrist--the fines aren't large enough to wipe out the benefit they gained by
ignoring the law. There are many more examples. People need to go to prison.
Fines need to hurt. The lawsuits are piling up against Armstrong--could he lose
To begin with I am no fan of any sport or athlete, but I am a fan of legal
rights and the truth which this novelist seems to be avoiding, again.So what is the truth and who is lying? So far from what I have read and heard
from many sources outside main stream information channels on local TV and news
there is no evidence of wrong doing, not even from team mates, science, or
doctors.Bio engineering of ones diet with food is not illegal nor a
crime. The commission dethroned him as a "just because" reaction to
accusations that have never been proven. When the commission says they want
answers also to justify their actions that is extremely troubling to accept as a
truthful.The lie is that there is no reason for what he has been
accused of to be concerned about. Perhaps he is telling the truth and everyone
else has gone fishing. Even his televised OW special, he admitted only to being
accused.If lance has a remedy for his achievements he is sitting on
a trillion dollar cure to sell so why would he want to keep it secret?
Just one more example of what we've unfortunately come to expect from far
too many celebrities and politicians.Honesty? How old and obsolete
. . . .
"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological
weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech
10/7/2002 Today is 2013. Still waiting...
Pagan, give it a rest. This column was about Lance Armstrong - not George Bush.
Take your bitterness elsewhere.
EXCELLENT article. I have been on the fence over this issue, and your well
thought out arguments helped me realize that you are absolutely correct about
the situation. Great points, especially the cancer part (one that has tugged on
my heart strings until today!) and how horribly everyone else was treated. Very
impressed with your courage in light of the fact you are a journalist yourself.
Kudos to Doug Robinson for keeping the spotlight on athletes who cheat. If the
rest of the media had done the same for as long as Doug, we'd have less
cheating in the world of sports.Today's column inspired me to
go back online and reread his Sept. 24, 1998, column on the death of Flo Jo,
which almost certainly was connected to PEDs.
I like how he has been called "too big to fail" that was said on 60
minutes last Sunday. It is interesting that celebrities sometimes get so big in
the public eye that we can't envision life without them so we would rather
turn a blind eye. Chris Brown just got into another scuffle, I think this is
like the 3rd or 4th in the last few years. He obviously has anger control issues
and needs to be dealt with like we would be. I'm guessing he will get
another pass or a slap on the wrist.