Letter of the day (Oct. 14) Lance Armstrong

  • Updated: October 13, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Newfound respect for Lance Armstrong's teammates, but not for the champion doper.

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, that Armstrong was at the center of the most sophisticated and professional doping program in recent sports history and that it would soon release details of its findings.

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In light of the decision from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency providing evidence of doping on Lance Armstrong's cycling teams over many years, I must say I have newfound respect for his teammates but not for him ("Armstrong is called doping plot's kingpin," Oct. 11).

To their detriment, many of Armstrong's cycling teammates acknowledged that they were caught up in a culture of using illegal drugs and blood transfusions in order to cheat and win. They've come clean in a sincere effort to attempt to clean up the sport of cycling. Armstrong, however, continues to refuse arbitration in order to avoid testifying. He also maligns those who suggest he did anything wrong and presents hypertechnical legal challenges to avoid addressing the eyewitness accounts of more than two dozen people.


JONATHAN O. SCOTT, MINNEAPOLIS

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