Lance Armstrong Tapes Reported Mea Culpa with Celebrity Confessor Oprah Winfrey, But It May Not Be Enough
The final act in the Shakespearean drama of cycling great Lance Armstrong is about to begin, with the airing this week of his admission to who else but Oprah Winfrey--the celebrity confessor--that he indeed took performance enhancing drugs during his professional career.
This is news only in that Armstrong seems to have finally realized that he has no other card to play. After so many years of denials, after his retaliation against Greg LeMond and his litigation and threats of litigation, even after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's explosive report which called his doping operation the most sophisticated sport has ever seen, even after a number of his teammates flipped on him, even after he lost his titles and was banned from competition, he still tried to keep up the Big Lie.
In the Oprah show, which was taped yesterday, he finally admits to what everyone already knew, the Associated Press is reporting. On Sunday, he held what was supposedly an emotional meeting with employees of Livestrong, the cancer foundation he started after he survived testicular cancer, and admitted he had let them down.More »