Promoter Sues Lance Armstrong for $12 Million
SCA Promotions sued Lance Armstrong for $12 million, demanding return of the bonus money he was paid for his tainted Tour de France victories.
Dallas-based SCA Promotions sued Armstrong, his management company Tailwind Sports, and his agent William Stapleton, in Dallas County Court.
SCA demanded the money back in October after the Union Cycliste International stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories and banned him from the sport for life.
The UCI acted after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a “reasoned decision” that accused Armstrong of running the most sophisticated doping program in sports history.
Armstrong confirmed the accusations in January in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.
SCA says in its 35-page complaint: “By now, everyone knows that Lance Armstrong perpetuated what may well be the most outrageous, cold-hearted and elaborate lie in the history of sports. While he lied to everyone, Lance Armstrong lied to SCA in shocking fashion: while testifying under oath in a legal proceeding.”
The complaint then cites Armstrong’s conflicting statements from Nov. 30, 2005, and his Jan. 14, 2013 interview with Winfrey: with photos.
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