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Tour de Truth: Here’s what missing in the Lance Armstrong story

Rose Law Group Reporter Gripe of the Week

Although he concocted a scheme to diffuse allegations of doping, San Francisco Giant star Melky Cabrera last week finally copped to using testosterone, which is banned by Major League Baseball.

Last night, former pitching star Roger Clemens, now 50 years old and recently acquitted of contempt of Congress charges for lying to a congressional committee about his alleged use of streroids, threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up only one hit, striking out two and walking none for the Sugar Land Skeeters in a delusional and in-your-face return to professional return to baseball.

Evidence against Cabrera and Clemens that they used performance enhancing agents was overwhelming. So too against bike racing king Lance Armstrong.

We haven’t heard ringing support for baseball’s bad boys, but Armstrong fans and certain reporters have stated he got a raw deal by being stripped of all his racing titles—that he passed more than 500 drug tests in his career. Armstrong last week issued a statement he was giving up on his defense against doping charges because the fight was no longer worth the effort.

What Armstrong is most endeared for—raising millions to fight cancer—hides, perhaps, the most damning evidence against him that he used steroids:

Testicular cancer!


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