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