“Just to throw another athlete into the mix - Mike Tyson - whose sins were both professional and personal. Notorious for disgusting behaviour in the ring and disgusting criminal behaviour in his personal life that far FAR exceeds being a "bully" or committing perjury. For those interested, you can now find Mike Tyson guest starring in such Hollywood cashcows like The Hangover. Which is why I find it so interesting that people want to burn Lance Armstrong, whilst Mike Tyson has become some kind of icon.”
JohnDubC on Jan 23, 2013 at 09:45:31
“Excellent point. Lance Armstrong is a greatly flawed person, but I believe eventually he may redeem himself.”
“I could not agree more! You nailed it! What have they achieved here and what will they achieve? They have admitted they don't have the ability to test for blood doping and the majority of things Lance has been accused of doing. So they think this will "clean up cycling", not even close! They have destroyed the only thing that ever brought the Tour De France positive attention, attention that they will never see again thanks to the over-blown ego of Travis Tygart. They have achieved nothing except destruction, the destruction of Lance, cycling, the Tour de France and anyone even associated with it. USADA should try focussing on current athletes, or the cyclists that testified, that tested positive and admitted guilt, but who will still ride in six months due to some kind of a bizarre plea bargain. Not someone who last rode seven years ago!”
dukster on Oct 20, 2012 at 03:09:58
“Lil: Now, I totally disagree with Liotta's point that USADA did people a disservice because it undermined Armstrong's charitable works and foundation, and stained his inspirational story which had motivated millions. But I can see his point, ridiculous though it may be.
But I think you're saying something even more extreme, and, in my view, pretty absurd. I believe you're saying that USADA should have sat on their hands BECAUSE it's bad for the sport of cycling. In other words, despite the rules in place, despite efforts by some riders to participate clean, despite the promises by dirty riders that they would race clean or face sanctions, despite the fact that there is an anti-doping agency in place in the first instance, Tygaert should have told himself, "You know, I know what our mission is and what we're funded and charged to do, but I think that allowing wide scale doping to continue is in the best interests of the sport. So, Armstrong, please go on your way and let the free for all continue."