Lance Armstrong or Lance Liestrong?

After Lance Armstrong confesses that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, can we forgive him?

Lance Armstrong, my brother, come on, admit it. If you don’t admit, we can’t forgive. And we love to forgive.

Jose Canseco’s playing minor league ball. Oliver North has a radio show, and hell, if Jack Ruby had missed, Lee Harvey Oswald would be with Fox News by now.

Seriously, there’s no shame in running, it’s getting caught that’s the bummer.

Oh, and don’t think this will blow over. Nike dropped you! That’s right, Nike, the same folks that kept Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods. In fact, I’m pretty sure they were considering changing their tag line to, “Just Did It.”

And let’s not go down the old, “Look at all the good I did” road. Like it, or not, on the scales of integrity, bad simply weighs more.

You know the drill, just because the train left Munich on time didn’t change what it was carrying.

Honesty may have its rewards but it also has a price.

So let me take a moment to say, “Thank you” for all the hope you’ve given and for the all the money you’ve helped raise.

Let me also take a moment to say, “Shame on you” for soiling, what had been, a remarkable story.

Charity shouldn’t come with an asterisk and all the medical advancements in the world won’t make us feel any better about you. Although, if one day, you are in need of some collective mercy on which to throw yourself … we’ll be here for you.

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Bernard T Harlow January 19, 2013 at 06:32 PM
He was nut to think he could have kept getting away with it, there were too many stories, and once teste were developed to discover the type of PED he was using there was enough evidence to back up the stories.. That said, I'm glad he's finally gotten the ball to tell the truth.
Michelle McIntyre January 20, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I do public relations for a living so I was very frustrated with everything he did. First PR rule is, "Don't lie; tell the truth" so just that alone is a PR nightmare. He lied for years and years over and over. Then he does an hours and hours long interview apologizing and detailing all of the lies which made him look worse. A brief apology would have been fine. Every time he spoke, I didn't believe him because he lied so much so the whole interview just made him look horrible. I was thinking that I can't believe he is sorry because he's such a liar. He should pay back the endorsement money and just keep quiet and stop going on TV.


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