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mewmewmew13 said:
Bro I hope you are wrong.
I want him to stew in his misery for much longer....an admission might endear him a few more fans...I'm not prepared for him to gain any traction after all the misery he has caused some folks.

It might be that as dominoes go, they have all been prepared with statements for a while but waiting for the first one to leap....then scurrying to not be the last to dump the soiled goods.

While independent companies might have made the decision over the last week or so and decided to make a press release after the first company went forward, Armstrong acted himself. He stepped down from FRS's board and Livestrong's board on the same day. It looks like coordination.

I hope he continues to lie because it will do the most damage, but I think he and his handlers miscalculated. They thought he could ride out the storm. Those who had supported him in face of all the previous evidence would continue to support him. The breadth of the USADA's report was too much, and the firestorm is a lot hotter than expected. They are comparing him to Jimmy Sevile in the U.K., and we have seen the equivalent comparisons with Sandusky here. They are making jokes about him on TV. He is getting torn apart. I think his handlers have decided that he will have to admit to limit the damage and pave the way for some sort of image rehabilitation in the future..

It is sort of funny if he does admit because he could have done this two months ago and saved five Tours.
 
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At the rate things are going I wouldnt be surprised to wake up inp the morning to hear a report that his last nut was severing ties with him.
 
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cocteau_ireland said:
He's gonna have to 'fess up at some point (psychopath or not). The lawsuits will be large and repeated. He can't possibly fight them and perjure himself. Can he?

Which lawsuits do you think are coming?
 
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BroDeal said:
And those clauses will be reviewed by counsel for the current situation. On top of that, companies would like to see market studies for the impact of a decision. The usual tactic is to let existing contracts expire while deemphasizing the company's relationship with the endorsee. More than half a dozen companies do not all decide independently to sever relations with Armstrong within a few hours of each other.

for free.

Lance was paid to go away quietly.
 
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Nissan?

I havent seen this posted yet but doesnt Nissan sponsor lance as well? They were one of the lead sponsors of the race team and I remember Lance was tweeting away (probably for cash) about the Leaf. Also, he was racing thos exterra races which are run by Nissan.
 
The rats are jumping ship...

It's appalling how these corporations will do anything to have their brands associated with what they opportunistically believe will increase sales; so on the one hand they immediately disassociate themselves, quite naturally, from LA, the moment he is no longer marketable, but continue to be "proud of their ongoing relationship with Livestrong." Starting a so called charity is a most lucrative business enterprise.

This is why things like medical research should not be left in the hands of private associations and based on the cult of personality, which only leads to the commercialization of disease and the increased revenues of the persona and his corporate sponsors; but publicly funded through taxation, for which the money goes into one thing and one thing only: research and paying the salaries of the researchers. But, hey, I know, that's socialist and anti-American.
 
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ozerulz said:
At the rate things are going I wouldnt be surprised to wake up inp the morning to hear a report that his last nut was severing ties with him.

That comment will cost you a new keyboard for me..... and another cup of coffee;)
 
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Boeing said:
Can Lemond counter sue now and atleast get his brand name back?

LeMond has all rights to his brand as part of the settlement. I'm pretty sure there's no way to make Trek start building LeMond bikes again.
 
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rhubroma said:
The rats are jumping ship...

It's appalling how these corporations will do anything to have their brands associated with what they opportunistically believe will increase sales; so on the one hand they immediately disassociate themselves, quite naturally, from LA, the moment he is no longer marketable, but continue to be "proud of their ongoing relationship with Livestrong." Starting a so called charity is a most lucrative business enterprise.

This is why things like medical research should not be left in the hands of private associations and based on the cult of personality, which only leads to the commercialization of disease and the increased revenues of the persona and his corporate sponsors; but publicly funded through taxation, for which the money goes into one thing and one thing only: research and paying the salaries of the researchers. But, hey, I know, that's socialist and anti-American.

Livestrong does not do, or contribute to, cancer research. It is about "awareness".

Publicly funded leads to the same thing anywhere in the world, increases in beauracracy to "administer" the funding with the result that less overall money end up in the hands of those doing research.
 
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racyrichuk said:
I bet there's some serious transferring of assets going on at the moment. LA's wife and kids are becoming very rich.

Do you really think his wife is going to stick by him?

She's probably weighing up when is the best time to get a divorce, get the cash whilst she can vs looking bad in the press, if he had stuck with Kristin it's possible as she dealt drugs herself but that's what you get when you trade in for a younger model every couple of years.
 
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What about the insurance company that paid Lance millions in bonuses for winning the tour. They sued in 2005 and gave up for lack of concrete evidence of doping. now I would think the they could sue again and recoup their millions. That would hurt Wonderboy.
 
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purcell said:
Livestrong does not do, or contribute to, cancer research. It is about "awareness".

Publicly funded leads to the same thing anywhere in the world, increases in beauracracy to "administer" the funding with the result that less overall money end up in the hands of those doing research.

Not to mention many times tax monies mysteriously disappear.
 
Tom T. said:
What about the insurance company that paid Lance millions in bonuses for winning the tour. They sued in 2005 and gave up for lack of concrete evidence of doping. now I would think the they could sue again and recoup their millions. That would hurt Wonderboy.

Just to clarify:

The SCA case in 2005 did not lack concrete evidence of doping.

There was no anti-doping stipulation in the contract.

Dave.
 
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Surprised by this one. I thought Trek would stick by him until the bitter end. Then again, maybe this is the bitter end.

If he's ever convicted of anything, and if there is a god, part of the sentencing will be that he can only ride Lemonds from now on.
 
86TDFWinner said:
IMO, they still look bad for continuing to support him til they had all the evidence from USADA.....one reason I will NEVER OWN a single thing Trek makes/or sells.
I just LOVE my two Treks and will ride them as long as I can turn over the pedals....
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(of course, Lance was just 12 years old when they were made. They share a shed with my 1990 Lemond Maillot Jaune.)
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Aleajactaest said:
This thread title is dumb, dumber, dumbest. Trek is not going anywhere anytime soon. They did what was needed.

You did not understand the title then. It refers to them going away as a sponsor of Lance, not that the company is going under.