What's Next for Lance Armstrong?
Tell us what you think and HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell will weigh in.
Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his once decorated cycling career, we're asking what’s next?
Earlier this year, the disgraced cyclist was stripped of seven consecutive Tour de France titles and barred by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for life from Olympic sports.
This is just the beginning of Armstrong’s troubles though.
The 41-year-old will likely have to return some of the millions of dollars that he’s received from sponsors over his career, including taxpayer dollars from the United States Postal Service. USPS sponsored the cyclist from 1998-2004 and paid him more than $30 million.
Along with lying to USPS officials, Armstrong may also be facing criminal charges for lying under oath in a 2006 deposition in which he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. The deposition was for a suit that Armstrong brought against a Dallas insurance company who withheld a bonus from him, citing the doping allegations at the time.exclusive interview with Celebuzz, Betsy Andreu, the wife of Armstrong’s former teammate and one-time friend, Frankie Andreu, said, “I believe that the authorities should open a full criminal investigation into Lance Armstrong.”
Shortly before sitting down for his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday, Armstrong met with his Livestrong staff and gave an emotional apology telling the staff, “I’m sorry.”
It’s clear that Armstrong is trying to make amends for his actions over the past decade, but is it too late? Do you think he should do jail time for lying?
HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell will be taking questions and comments here on Celebuzz, and will be sharing her thoughts later this week on whether Lance should go to jail.
Velez-Mitchell hosts the hit show Jane Velez-Mitchell – airing at 7PM EST on HLN — and tackles the most controversial events with a wide range of viewpoints. Check out HLNtv.com for more details.