Doug Robinson: Lance Armstrong's big lies do matter

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  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 1:32 a.m.

    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.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    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.

  • SuperGirl Draper, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Jan. 29, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    Pagan, give it a rest. This column was about Lance Armstrong - not George Bush. Take your bitterness elsewhere.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    "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...

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    Just one more example of what we've unfortunately come to expect from far too many celebrities and politicians.

    Honesty? How old and obsolete . . . .

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 5:49 a.m.

    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?

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Jan. 29, 2013 12:31 a.m.

    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 his fortune?