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Lance Armstrong

Sorry Nike ...

I'm an ASICS Man Now

10/22/2012 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lance Armstrong has GIVEN UP on Nike ... after Nike gave up on him ... 'cause the disgraced athlete was sportin' a pair of ASICS while jogging in Texas this weekend. 

As we previously reported, Armstrong was dropped by nearly all of his sponsors last week ... in the wake of a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in which Armstrong is accused of being one of the worst cheaters in the history of sport.

In addition to being banned from cycling for life, Armstrong was also stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles early Monday morning.

Plus, several major Livestrong donors are calling for their money back ... claiming they were duped into donating to the charity "based on a fraud."

Despite the criticism, Armstrong -- who stepped down from his role as president of Livestrong because of the scandal -- wore his yellow bracelet on his wrist this weekend.

The charity vows it will continue to raise money for cancer research ... even without Lance.

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Delaware D    

disgraced.

739 days ago
2.

Sarah    

Over six years ago, according to a "Sports Illustrated" writer, former Armstrong teammate Frankie Andreu testified that while visiting Armstrong in the hospital for treatment of testicular cancer in 1996, Armstrong told his oncologist that he had used “steroids, testosterone, cortisone, growth hormone and EPO [an illegal performance-enhancing drug].” The Sports Illustrated columnist wrote, "“Which testimony is more credible? Andreus’ or Armstrong’s? Ask yourself which party had the most to gain by lying. And why is that particular testimony significant? Because one of the possible side effects of prolonged steroid use is testicular cancer.”
Could Lance Armstrong be responsible for his cancer?

739 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I've been a believer and supporter in Lance that he didn't use dope since the beginning. If you did use dope you have to be straight with your fans. We are confused and would like to hear the truth from you. I hope the reason you are stepping down from everything is because you are going to come out and tell the truth. Most likely you will right a tell all book.

739 days ago
4.

zmt    

ew pull up your pants, you old man. gross.

739 days ago
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UZURBRAIN    

Why would the Donors want their money back? That's silly.....They did a good thing donating to a charity that will still help people regardless of who's face represents the charity.

739 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Everyone one falls and makes mistakes. But it's more important how you correct your mistake then the actual mistake.
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Phishie from Philly

739 days ago
7.

Sam    

True or false, I still support him. He is still an inspirational survivor and has done much good with his life. Oh, and where can I score some of that "stuff . . . ?"

739 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Why would the charity want there money back? He's not being accused of stealing money. The charity isn't under investigation. Just don't donate anymore. I think they are just kicking a man while he's down and at the same time Nike thinks they look good doing.
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739 days ago
9.

lord flashheart    

From hero to zero.

739 days ago
10.

Gretel    

Get over it TMZ. Lance doped better than the rest of them. Too bad that the rest of the cyclists who doped, and there were plenty of them, get to keep their records and places. He pretty much lost it all. We get it. Now if he takes a drink of water you're on it. Nothing new with Kim today?

739 days ago
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Jody    

This guy should be ashamed of himself. I wonder if it was the steroids that caused his cancer in the first place. Wouldn't be the first time it happened.

739 days ago
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Melissa Everton    

There is a stench around the administration of professional cycling. The UCI continues to gloss over serious allegations of corruption. Lance Armstrong can still help clean up this mess, implore him to come clean, sign and share http://goo.gl/12WvP

739 days ago
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Melissa Everton    

There is a stench around the administration of professional cycling. The UCI continues to gloss over serious allegations of corruption. Lance Armstrong can still help clean up this mess, implore him to come clean, sign and share http://goo.gl/12WvP

739 days ago
14.

woodin    

Lance you are too old for walking around with your short barely hanging on. Don't you want to model some appropriate behavior for your kids?

739 days ago
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billybob    

He betrayed others, he lied and betrayed to enjoy the fame, the money, the recognition over and over again. He did this for almost a decade. If people wouldn't have see through his game, he would continue betraying. During his active times, nobody was able to expose him, so, shamelessly he didn't stop. Armstrong is, plain simple, a criminal and a cheater. They MUST take his mansions, his cars, his luxury ... at least. Armstrong is the ultimate example of how rotten that cycling is. Put him in the dictionary as the biggest cheater in sport off all times. AND hopefully Michael Phelps will be exposed some time also...

739 days ago
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