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Lance Armstrong

Reportedly CONFESSES

Yes Oprah, I Cheated

1/14/2013 3:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lance Armstrong ADMITTED to Oprah Winfrey ... he DID use performance-enhancing drugs during his pro cycling career to win the Tour de France ... this according to the Associated Press.

Lance wrapped up his one-on-one interview with Oprah just a few hours ago ... and according to the report, Lance finally 'fessed up to cheating ... the first time he's ever admitted wrongdoing during his professional career.

Earlier in the day, Lance apologized to the staff at Livestrong, choking up and saying he was sorry for letting down the organization.

The way Lance worded his admission could have serious legal ramifications -- considering he's facing possible criminal prosecution and civil liability for allegedly lying about his PED use in a number of legal proceedings.

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TNastyFunktown    

I am genuinely disappointed. He served as a sense of inspiration for so many & that's the truly disgusting part. Although his organization has been successful in helping others, being associated with him, I can only see irreparable damage being done to that as well. Just a poor example of a human being.

560 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

i wont watch.oprah using this mans coming undone for ratings and money gain

560 days ago
18.

Me Too    

Of course he admits it now- he testified under oath over seven years ago- now PAST the statute of limitations. Lance is a calculating piece of garbage. Yes, others cheated as well- but NO ONE ruined did what he did- he ruined other people's lives. He is truly an awful person.

560 days ago
19.

Woot    

Oh well. Better that he fessed up at all, I guess, but still. I think his punishment fit his crime.

560 days ago
20.

BOBCAT    

he finally washed that ball of his and came clean

560 days ago
21.

Eli7798    

His work with Cancer and his foundation out weigh what he did in that gay sport anyways!

560 days ago
22.

bernergirl    

I don't understand why he even did this interview, why not just fade into oblivion...

560 days ago
23.

palermo    

He only admitted it because he wants something. Biggest phony out there, he could almost be a Kardashian

560 days ago
24.

PENG    

And how many Tour DUH France wins? What a waste.

560 days ago
25.

Hamptonsdude    

Just another cheatin' piece of garbage. All those years of lying. No wonder he got cancer.

560 days ago
26.

Terija    

Life time of lies! You would have got some sympathy had you come out to authorities, NOT Oprah, you turned this into Hollywood and will now receive major scorn.

560 days ago
27.

Andrew    

A big FU to all who kept defending this guy no matter what.....even when he gave up his fight to clear his name.

Hate to say it but......oh no I am not.....TOLD YA SO

560 days ago
28.

USArmy    

He is a liar and a cheater. Why would you do that? He should have confessed long ago. How many people has he hurt by his lies?

560 days ago
29.

JadedX    

Who cares? The guy is a cyclist. His cheating doesnt threaten your job or your children. The man has raised millions of dollars for cancer research along with awareness. Look at how many other pro athletes have been busted and have contributed nothing to society.

560 days ago
30.

tony    

Cry like a coward...for what you coudln't win as a man

560 days ago
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