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Losers in Defamation Suit Want Their Money Back From Cycling Cheat Lance Armstrong

Home - by - December 24, 2012 - 18:30 America/New_York - 7 Comments

(Newser)In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. Britain’s Sunday Times once paid Lance Armstrong $485,000 to settle a libel lawsuit over doping allegations, and it would like its money back: In more bad news for the disgraced cycling champ, the Times has filed legal paperwork “demanding a return of the settlement payment plus interest, as well as its costs in defending the case.” The grand total? Likely to be north of $1.6 million. The original suit was settled in 2004, notes the AP.

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  1. Bad Brad

    December 24th, 2012

    That’s a lot of money. Maybe they’d settle for one of his nuts.

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  2. kvn

    December 24th, 2012

    Lance has never failed a drug test or been found guilty in a court of law. He refused to enter arbitration with WADA, because agreeing to arbitration is tacit admission of guilt and the best one can hope for is a decent settlement. The inadmissible evidence with which WADA built the case against Lance was gained through arbitration settlements.

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  3. serfer62

    December 24th, 2012

    Tjanks kvn…the headline is missleading

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  4. Ricky

    December 24th, 2012

    I don’t care what anyone says about Lance, I think he got screwed over.

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  5. Bad Brad

    December 24th, 2012

    Rick, he did it. So does everyone else. The mistake he made was winning. The whole cycling, blood doping thing is a joke.

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  6. gastorgrab

    December 24th, 2012

    Did the cycling board EVER produce any physical evidence?

    Personally, I don’t care if he did what he was accused of, or not. Without a legal determination from a court of LAW, no one has a legal right to slap a ‘Fraud’ label on him.

    The cycling board, regardless of what they BELIEVE to be true, still must submit evidence to a court before any legal accusation is proved. Our legal process exists for a reason. And just because everyone believes something to be true, that doesn’t make it true. ‘Argumentum ad populum’is a logical fallacy.

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  7. Unslung Hero

    December 25th, 2012

    I don’t care what kinda dope you are “accused” of being on you can’t win that many times unless you are the GREATEST cyclist in the world…PERIOD!!

    Screw WADA!!!

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