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The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

Marhefka Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:47 AM
I agree. Enough is enough. Quit protecting sports stars who are doping. For example, Rafael Nadal's team keeps insisting he is not on PEDs. But, where there's smoke, there's fire. It's already known that he's a cheater. Is it such a stretch to think he uses PEDs? People such as Yannick Noah, Skip Bayless and countless others all think he is using PEDs. If he is, the ATP should stop protecting him. He hasn't played tennis for more than six months now and most people think he's on a Silent Ban from the ATP. It's time to stop protecting him. Many of his 11 grand slam wins should be given to the runner ups.

Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity headed to Oprah’s couch to express contrition and try to resuscitate his image. Today it’s Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else -- which is why I believe it’s time to say enough is enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models.

I don’t know Lance Armstrong and apparently nobody else really did either. What I knew was the same cynically constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of modern...