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Sheryl Crow

Questioned

By Federal Agents

9/1/2012 5:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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If federal agents were looking for a smoking gun in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal ... they were hoping it might be Sheryl Crow -- this according to a new report.

The country-singer was called in by federal agents in late 2011 and questioned about any knowledge she might have regarding accusations that Armstrong was using illegal substances ... this according to The New York Daily News.

The move to question Crow makes sense ... she dated Armstrong from 2003 to 2006 (he won 2 Tour de France titles in that time span) -- and spent lots of time with him in Europe, traveling on private jets and in other locations where, according to the report, Armstrong allegedly participated in doping programs.

It's unclear what information Crow gave during her interview ... both the Feds and her attorney declined to comment.

As you know -- the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recently stripped Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France Titles in late August and banned him from the sport of cycling ... after he dropped his case to fight back against doping allegations.

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16.

Lmao    

They'll probably Jim Thorpe his azz, smh.

592 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Lance is innocent but condemned and stripped of rewards he worked for and earned.
Casey Anthony is guilty but walks free and is allowed to get pregnant and give birth again.
Casey partied and danced and laughed while she claimed her daughter was kidnapped and missing.
Only a matter of time before she has and kills another kid.
And Lance Armstrong is a threat to who?
To put it mildly, the human race is really f-cked up.

592 days ago
18.

TMZgossip    

the US Anit-Doping agency can't strip Armstrong of the 7 Tour de France titles -- they don't control the titles!!!!

592 days ago
19.

rob    

country singer?????

592 days ago
20.

BOHOE    

She's the only dope he did .........

592 days ago
21.

Lynn Halterman    

You know this is a big joke!! I'm laughing out loud and crying at the same time. Armstrong tested clean and clear what (500 different times) during the last three years. The US Anti-Doping Agency is supose to be a non-profit agency, but guess what. It's government funded. Check it out. They get federal funding. This agency is pissed because the lost so bad to Roger Clemmons case. This agency is trying to save face. Just another reason I am not voting for Obama. The Feds over-seeing our greatest sports figures.

592 days ago
22.

gb1205    

BIGGER QUESTION - He's retired, so what business is it of the feds now? Let's say they do find a smoking gun and show he did it...then what? do the feds get a cookie or something; if he has to return some prize money, do the feds have to refund the taxes he paid on it?

592 days ago
23.

Rusty Shackleford    

i dont give a **** one way or the other about the entire story, but what i still dont get is how a US agency has jurisdiction over a FRENCH sporting event?

whatever

592 days ago
24.

Bagheera    

What this really means is: If you do not say Lance Armstrong used drugs when he won the tour de france, even if he didn't use drugs, we will throw your ass in prison for months and years.

592 days ago
25.

pattycake    

he is a supreme *******..

592 days ago
26.

Alex    

Has anyone else noted that the USADA isn't a government agency? It's a group of people in the private sector just looking to get their name in the papers and why not go after Lance Armstrong? In case no one has noticed, his donations to LiveStrong are up an incredible amount since this came about.

592 days ago
27.

DaveT    

Free Lance Armstrong

592 days ago
28.

Spicy mag    

What tax paying citizen gives a damn about cheating in sports? Like there aren't a million more important things going on in the world,

591 days ago
29.

jak    

How many tax dollars have been spent on this witch hunt? They have spent years investigating him and the only thing they seem to have is a hear say statement. Now the guy has thrown in the towel and they are still investigating. Talk about harrassment....

591 days ago
30.

Mchelle    

Why was Sheryl Crow referred to as a country singer? I always thought she was a pop music artist

590 days ago
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