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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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31.

Wow ...    

At long last, he decides to admit to the world - what the world already knew. How "honest" of him. This is nothing but a p.r. stunt, in an effort to regain trust of the general public.

615 days ago
32.

BaadBoy    

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Any team that raced in the Tour against him that DIDN'T dope, please step forward!

FACT IS THEY ALL DOPED. Either disqualify ever single participant or give the trophies back to the winner. It was an even race where everyone used drugs, apparently Lance had the edge because he was in better shape.

615 days ago
33.

betty    

What's the difference between a sports enhancing drugs and Viagra isn't it also an enhancer but it doesn't make you a stud in bed either you have the talent or you don't.

615 days ago
34.

jose    

Who cares! This guy has brought awareness and has helped raise a lot of money for cancer research. Who cares about cycling anyways.

615 days ago
35.

Nobrows    

How many other athletes were damaged over the years and their incomes destroyed because of this man? He is a cheat. He knew what he was doing and he didn't care who he hurt along the way. The only reason he is talking now, is because he was stripped of his titles and ability to earn even more millions. Get lost, Lance.

615 days ago
36.

Jesse A.     

The TRUTH shall set you FREE !!!

615 days ago
37.

PeekerBoo    

What about all the people he STOLE awards & records from because THEY didn't cheat & lie?

They should expunge all his records & contact every single person who came in second while competing against this fraud.

615 days ago
38.

Deckard5254    

Finally fessed up! Ha! Cheater!

615 days ago
39.

ACE DEUCEY    

From Hero to Zero.

615 days ago
40.

Mel    

He should pay back every cent he took! I don't care if it was for the foundation, the foundation was based on lies! The money should go to a reputable foundation period! Shame on Lance, he knew exactly for years and years what he was doing, I hope he goes to jail!!!!

615 days ago
41.

Amy E    

I'll never understand people like this. Do they really think they won't get caught? And then, after all this time of denying it, he suddenly decides it's good to come clean? Honestly, I would've had more respect for him if he had said, from the get go, that he did use enhancement drugs, genuinely apologized for it, and righted his wrongs. But trying (unsuccessfully) to dupe us, then suddenly having an epiphany and admitting it to...Oprah?!, leaves little room for forgiveness.

It's over, Lance!

615 days ago
42.

LIsa    

Well, duh! Jerk!

Now give all of the money that you won to Livestrong.

615 days ago
43.

JiLL1    

what makes him such a s***bag is not the doping but the fact that he lied for so long & had the self righteous indignation like how dare anybody question him.

615 days ago
44.

eivissa    

I don't think backyard PRISONS are big enough

for marathons.

615 days ago
45.

JiLL1    

Plus he had to be a greedy *******. If he had just won a title or 2 , nobody probably would've accused him but 7 ? seriously.

615 days ago
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