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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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31.

Gretel    

It's nice to know that donors to such a cause as Livestrong, of which Lance benefits nada, want their money back. One can only hope that the money they get back is money that would have benefitted someone they love and leave the others who benefit from this charity alone. Maybe they can go donate to something a bit more Wall Street next time.

670 days ago
32.

Mike    

Hmmm... How many years of testing and he never tested dirty? Sounds more like the the Spanish Inqusition. "Testify against your neighbor and we'll go easy on you!"

670 days ago
33.

Liz    

Cancer is not a fraud. The donations weren't for Lance Armstrong they were for cancer research. I would love to know which donors think so little about the cause that they would ask for their money back.

670 days ago
34.

wendy    

thats all fine and well, taking away titles, and sponsers backing out, but who or what corporations are taking their donations back? the charity is legit, he's not banking the money. who are they hurting by taking donations back?

670 days ago
35.

Lola    

I'm not a sports fan. This thing is about men riding bicycles, some faster, some slower. However, the livestrong website is a very good website with much excellent information about your health and living. I'd hate to see the website go. It's probably done a lot of good for people's lives.

670 days ago
36.

USArmy    

Despite Armstrong, I hope people don't take it out on the cause. The cause is great and needs the support of everyone.

670 days ago
37.

Phoenicks    

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

Way to go, USADA. You crippled a cancer charity for your own chest-thumping gain. You should be so proud of yourselves.

670 days ago
38.

jared phillips    

For someone who is accused of taking steroids why is he so small? I call bs, he's scrawny as hell, this is just a smear campaign.

670 days ago
39.

Poule    

I can't beleive, how hypocrit can you be and for how


long ????!!!
You don't make a donkey a race horse.
He is the greatest and this sport is fckng sick
THIS IS HOW IT STARTED so don't blame a champ.

670 days ago
40.

MADE MAN    

It's funny how you guys shame the black rapper guy that smokes marijuana for recreational purposes, yet praise & stand for a cheat and fraud which has ties to cancer research in which dying children and sick American citizens benefit from!!! He should be stripped from every title in which he possess and sent to prison. He would blend in perfectly with the white collar criminals

670 days ago
41.

buzz kill    

Just another fraud.

670 days ago
42.

Sandra     

He is getting what a cheat and liar deserves!!

670 days ago
43.

Kevin    

LMAO, TMZ changed this article. Originally it said "Lance Armstrong is sticking by Nike ... even if Nike isn't sticking by him ... 'cause the disgraced athlete was sportin' a pair of his Livestrong Lunaracer shoes while jogging in Texas this weekend."

TMZ must've been corrected by a sneaker fanboy.

670 days ago
44.

Poule    

Je sais que tu t'en es mis plein la tronche Arsmtrong mais tu n'en restes pas moins un champion; il faudrait reprendre tous les maillots jaunes de tout le monde pour être juste.

670 days ago
45.

shawn    

dear Tmz, Im sure no one noticed you gushing over Nike before you edited this story to say he ISNT wearing Nikes, no one noticed lol yeesh, you are as bad as Lance sometimes

670 days ago
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