Lance Armstrong has been subject to doping allegations for years, and on Tuesday, Sports Illustrated published yet another report incriminating the seven-time Tour de France winner. Armstrong, for his part, continues to vehemently deny the allegations. From the Washington Post:
Lance Armstrong addressed the latest allegations of doping reported in Sports Illustrated, saying, "I don't have anything to worry about on any level."
Even as the body of evidence continues to grow, Armstrong steadfastly refuses to concede an inch. Upon being pressed further, he said:
"I don't have anything to say," he told AFP. "I've perused it. There's nothing there." Reporters pressed until Armstrong finally said: "Dude, are you that stupid? Which part of 'I'm not commenting' is not clear to you?"
Supposing Armstrong did participate in doping, he's borrowing from the PED user's playbook of perpetual denial. And supposing he didn't... well, that's either an almost implausibly massive conspiracy, or a misunderstanding on the part of a whole lot of people.
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