Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Lance Armstrong banned, stripped of titles
Enough is enough
So Lance Armstrong is guilty until proven innocent [“Say it ain’t so, Lance,” editorial, Opinion, Aug. 25]. Dropping the fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is an admission of guilt?
I’m also a longtime cyclist, and I’d like to offer another possibility. Armstrong got tired of supporting teams of lawyers on a ninny-nanny witch hunt. He has spent years and a lot of money in seemingly endless litigation. No proof of guilt has surfaced, despite constant urine and blood testing while Armstrong was racing.
My admiration for Armstrong is even greater now, as he also has shown that he has a spine and isn’t going to let the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency hound him for the rest of his life.
In Armstrong’s words, “Enough is enough!”
— Scott Nordell, Maple Valley
He’ll always be a winner
You’ve got it all wrong. Lance Armstrong is not admitting guilt. He has spent millions of dollars contesting these allegations over many years. His drug tests were negative over and over and over again — a witch hunt it is.
I think he’s just plain tired of fighting. He’s admitting nothing except exhaustion and being worn down financially and emotionally, and that he’s had enough. He will always be a supreme athlete who overcame unbelievable odds by an exceptional training regimen every year.
Those who took away the medals he won are nothing but sore losers who now seek revenge.
— Sue Prince, Lacey