Originally Posted by Carols
I think this is a back door 'float a balloon' to see the reaction and whether it might be worthwhile for him to attempt.
So far the public reaction is decidedly adverse; he is being hosed over here and laughed at!
This is a very astute observation and correct.
Lance will only ever do what's good for himself. If there was a $3m prize pool at the end of an admission he'd do it. If there was a eBay store for selling your own Mother for 5m he'd do it.
He does not do things out of goodwill or remorse.
Tygert will only accept an admission from Armstrong if a) it implicates the UCI and b) provides information on Ferrari.
Thus I cannot see Lance selling in Michiele.
Pat and Hein, yes, but not Shumi.
Secondary to all of this is the legal aspects. They are complex. Any admission may expose himself too much to further litigation, perjury and destroy his position in any further cases Federally. That's a big risk.
Finally. Mrs. A is right. He should not be trusted. He lies, steals, berates, chastises and commited fraud against anyone who didn't protect the lie for over 20 years. He also compounded the doping culture in the sport. Even at Comeback 2.0 he was makings a mockery of anti-doping with Catlin etc. further destroying anti-doping and the sport.
If McQuaid was right about one thing it was "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling".
Now triathlon maybe a different story. Although I believe the tide has turned and there is no benefit for the sport of Tri employing him. They don't need to.
In my own opinion. Now is not the time to let your guard down. Now is not the time for forgiveness. We should be just as robust as we were during his cycling career and comebacks etc. with this p1sswewk attempt at a confession.
If Floyd, Tyler et al have the courage to tell ther stories to family and the world in person then this big buffoon should man up and do the same. Leaking press stories and using Graham Watson to write blogs is just as a pathetic as his entire career.
The man is weak and a nobody. Obscurity is the best place for him.