Originally Posted by alnorth
The titles still have to be stripped obviously, but Armstrong is mostly being condemned and criticized for defiantly continuing his lie to the grave. He would have been forgiven long ago had he just explained that they really had no choice, they could either cheat or finish well behind all the other cheaters.
That route didn't work so well for Ben Johnson. He's still very much a black sheep. And can you imagine if Barry Bonds ever said anything like that even if it's true?