Manipulated, Deluded by Armstrong's Lies

Manipulated, Deluded by Armstrong's Lies

"I Still Believe in Lance Armstrong."

That was the headline on the cover of Newsweek last Aug. 17.

It still makes me cringe.

It deserves to make me cringe.

The "I" referred to me. The belief referred to my refusal to see Armstrong for what he truly was when he announced that he was giving up his fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories amid a host of allegations that included virtually non-stop blood doping during his storied cycling career.

I gave him the total benefit of the doubt.

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