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In case you've been doing some serious training to become a Mars colonist and missed it, tomorrow is defrocked and shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong's big confession on the OWN Network with Oprah. Honesty so long, it takes two nights of prime time to get through it.
Armstrong could face severe backlash from sponsors for brand tarnishing.
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The U.S. government has rejected his offer of $5 million to compensate for the fraud he committed against the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS paid Lance and his team over $30 million in a sponsorship deal but there was a clear no doping policy in their contract.
Oprah Winfrey did confirm on the CBS This Morning show yesterday (January 15th) that Armstrong had confessed to doping during his cycling career in an interview with her the day before that will air on her OWN network in two parts on Thursday and Friday nights. Winfrey said, "He did not come clean in the manner that I expected. For myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. I didn't get all the questions asked, but I think the most important questions and the answers that people around the world have been waiting to hear were answered." Armstrong's confession will almost certainly have consequences, which could include past sponsors suing for brand damages, having to repay some of the winnings he earned in his career, and even perjury charges for lying under oath about doping. As for reducing his lifetime ban in competitive sports, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said, "Only when Mr. Armstrong makes a full confession under oath -- and tells the anti-doping authorities all he knows about doping activities -- can any legal and proper process for him to seek any reopening or reconsideration of his lifetime ban commence." Armstrong's confession could also have serious consequences for other people, organizations and companies if they're found to have helped in the actual doping or its coverup.