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Lance Armstrong News, Cyclist Considering Public Apology for Doping

ByIsa Lee
Jan 05, 2013 11:03 AM EST

Lance Armstrong is considering a public apology, admitting he has been doping, using a performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. 

The famed cyclist has told anti-doping officials and associates he is considering a public admission of doping, according to New York Times.

Tim Herman, Lance Armstrongs lawyer told the Associated Press that he has no knowledge of a possible admission stating, "There are no ongoing discussions with USADA, That is the only comment at this time," adding "When, and if, Lance has something to say, there won't be any secret about it," said Herman in reaction to the New York Times report.

Reports that Lance Armstrong have been doping caused the famous cyclist to lose most of his corporate sponsors, and was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He is banned for life from competitive cycling by USADA by the recently stepped down from "Livestrong" cancer-fighting charity board, which he founded in 1997.

The 41 year-old is facing not only public scrutiny but lawsuits by SCA Promotions based in Dallas for millions Armstrong earned from winning Tour de France. Suit by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis for federal whistle-blower lawsuit and The Sunday Times newspaper which settled $500,000 libel suit with the cyclist, which it now wants to recover.

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