Via TMZ rports:
Lance Armstrong has been BANNED from competing in triathlons … effective immediately … over new allegations that he participated in a massive doping conspiracy.
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has smacked Armstrong with formal charges … claiming Lance and 5 of his cycling associates conspired to use and distribute illegal substances from 1998 until 2011.
The USADA claims Armstrong has been using EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone, corticosteroids and masking agents.
The USADA also claims it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.”
Now, Armstrong is firing back in a new statement … claiming the allegations are “baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity.”
Armstrong continues, “I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.”
“That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.”
Looks like trouble for Lance! Not only can he NOT compete, he risks losing his 7 titles from the Tour de France. Check out Lance’s response to the allegations next…
I have been notified that USADA, an organization largely funded by taxpayer dollars but governed only by self-written rules, intends to again dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years to prevent me from competing as a triathlete and try and strip me of the seven Tour de France victories I earned. These are the very same charges and the same witnesses that the Justice Department chose not to pursue after a two-year investigation. These charges are baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity. Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge. USADA’s malice, its methods, its star-chamber practices, and its decision to punish first and adjudicate later all are at odds with our ideals of fairness and fair play.
I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.
Things aren’t looking too good for Lance!
More Stories From Bossip
Engaged Or Nah: Did Nelly Put A Ring On Miss Jackson?...
Another One: Meet The IT Consultant Bae Who’s BEEN...
Bitter Teyana Taylor Posts Tae Heckard's Texts & Number In Petty Twitter Beef!
Baby, Baby, Baby: Ashanti’s Most Fantastically...
Black Men Who Don't Date Black Women Get Dragged
Catfish Alert: A Shocking Gallery Of Camera Angle Sorcery...
Here’s What Happened When Kim K. Revealed That She...
For Your Info: 30 Celebs Whose Ethnic Background Will Surprise You