We have a tradition of treating players like children, even while we pay them millions of dollars for their skills, perhaps because they make their living competing in games we played as kids.
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It is not overstatement to say that Lance Armstrong's careening fall from grace has no rival in recent American history. Perhaps only Richard Nixon earns equal status of disgrace.
The New York Times reports horses have been illegally doped up with stuff from frogs. They're going after Lance Armstrong again. A pitcher had pine tar in his glove. And that's just this week. Does everybody cheat?
No crime has been charged against Lance Armstrong. No government authority has stepped forward to charge the cyclist. His trial is filled with the same mystery that swirled around Kafka's The Trial.
Cyclists may not be the only ones who have broken rules.
If Lance Armstrong needed evidence that the federal investigation into alleged fraud and sports doping on the US Postal team was not going away any time soon, here it is.
FDA special agent Jeff Novitzky is leading a massive, multi-million dollar federal investigation to discover whether the Postal Service was tricked into overpaying Armstrong and his teammates.
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