Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong cheated. When confronted about it, he lied. To this day he continues to lie. In recent months USADA, the US Anti-Doping Agency, has finally slammed him with the full weight of its charges against him and the evidence to back them up. His titles have been stripped and he has been banned from the sport. His major sponsors have dropped him. And still he denies any wrongdoing.
This evening, CNN banged the nails into Armstrong’s figurative coffin and kicked the dirt in after him with its hour-long program “The World According to Lance Armstrong.” Every sordid detail. Interviews with many of the principals. Evidence from Europe. Bang. Bang. Bang.
Armstrong is not an admirable person. He is not a sportsman. He is not a winner or a champion. He is a cheat and a liar. The only honorable thing he can do now is confess.