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He is one of the most successful and controversial cyclists of all time and late last night Lance Armstrong dropped his fight.
Against the doping charges that have plagued him for years and -- today he faces the loss of seven toward France titles.
And -- lifetime ban from cycling from the US Anti Doping Agency with more on this we're joined by.
Fox business's -- pair of -- -- Hello yet now the US ABA will immediately move to have the cycling association strip -- of -- titles.
That may or may not happen because the international cycling association can appeal on his behalf.
So this is not a done deal yet but as you said in the statement that -- -- put out last night.
He you know enough is enough but a lot of people keep talking about the fact that this is a man you know he fought back from cancer to win these titles and are surprised that he would be giving up this.
I know it was related to way he's been lesson two he was gonna be forced into arbitration drive by the armed USA DA of in this fight and he had until I guess midnight last night to.
-- -- -- -- -- He was fighting in court that -- the ability of the 88 evening goes to do this the as they did so -- he had lost a court battle he had lost round one so.
That's one of the reasons this is happening but a lot of people you know the question that everyone in its over the water cooler is asking you isn't this -- -- -- gates is do you think he did it or did he not do -- you have.
Several of his former teammates who have told -- news organizations sixty minutes to the big interview as the two years ago.
That he they saw him do this -- that they saw.
The -- drugs that you do do this -- in his refrigerator.
As a spy and not on I would wanna get -- -- that's in the Wall Street Journal article now the Justice Department was looking into.
I guess it was fraud when he was on the US Postal Service and that did not breaking bringing new charges and the probe was dropped -- it was earlier this year.
But -- Lance Armstrong gave an interview the Wall Street Journal earlier this summer and here's a -- -- great quote it's in the paper today.
Quote here's the deal athletes cheating and sport that's bad but what these guys are doing as far worse talking to they're talking about the US AD day.
The levels that they've gone to to try an -- -- and read this thing are far worse than any athlete taking a transfusion.
Or some EP out.
This is far carrier.
And I would if you felt that way and it's clear in the statement why would you stop fighting this.
You Canadian and it's a good point and and you could use the arbitration process you know on constitutional witch hunt yet and you could you could as Ed was it ten witnesses.
Are going to be we're going to be brought for -- the other issue though is -- that process on Ford and the witnesses come forward as -- possibly open up the potential for criminal.
Prosecution afterwards so kind of advice that he gets from his lawyers -- today advise him to do but it would damage as -- -- his reputation because he still has.
-- Lance Armstrong Foundation.
What does it do in terms of his money making.
Boy -- -- possibilities -- -- to the titles he's no longer you know seven time Tour de France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong he's Lance Armstrong.
But at -- fund raising probably not at this point because he's seen -- As such an advocate for people who I don't usually didn't do it I think you know we we need heroes I think we admire -- in the in the states we love people who.
He clearly overcame adversity.
We -- cheaters and that's that's what I'm confident that everyone is.
And the fact that these allegations aren't then dragged out in public or an arbitration and it lets.
Us hang on to bat puts the possibility does not.
A live lets us hang on to the conflict which is -- -- the man -- want to believe he is who overcame adversity.
Or is he cheater and like I said we hate cheaters I mean people United States it's one of the things it gets her blood boil.
Doing -- any how do you feel about the -- you know 'cause again you know -- headline figures in music today yesterday it.
On drugs in baseball you know the -- not over.
You know and it won't be for awhile and I am to what -- I mean how far is too far in terms of investigating the use of steroids and testosterone.
And doping and I -- Look like a lawyer I come from a family lawyers and let -- play went on TV but I can answer that question.
How far I because I'm just -- just I -- How because again that's what Lance Armstrong is accusing the USA CA just be -- on on constitutional which time you name it.
He's called that's -- be called the agency's tactics meant that.
Well it starts you know I guess we don't know what those tactics are actually are and won't because.
The arbitration hearing is now its -- not going to happen.
The and I'll point out that what there was of the risen after bringing back NASCAR -- -- H huh.
Why do -- all mending our.
They -- a random drug test on him and it turned out on and that's it might turn up -- may.
-- in this sample of those samples were tested and you realize that's -- drug tested random drug testing really yes it's not as if well yeah suspended from the sport is chosen to enter their road to recovery program where they'll put.
Even when we're busy give you an advantage I guess if you're on an -- -- -- speed you know you're gonna be more aggressive you're gonna.
I guess it does -- doesn't need is methamphetamine amphetamine is what is do you know how all of these -- -- ice because -- study dead after he tested for and that a main.
Amphetamine is -- -- is what is its they have active ingredient at this at a broad I mean whatever happened to the seven we can't I can't I you can do -- should -- not well.
I'm not doing any David drop in the -- total miles per hour legal that was great to -- thank you to see you next hour.
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