Originally Posted by Mustard
With the plea bargaining system, how do we know that someone hasn't said to Armstrong "admit to doping, or you'll be in jail and bankrupt etc."? The fact is, we don't know, as plea bargaining corrupts the whole process. It is blackmail, where the blackmailers have all the power.
If you don't even fail a drugs test according to the laws of cycling, why are you even treated as guilty in the first place?
We don't know. You're right, plea bargaining corrupts the process.
But another 'fact', as you say, is that he was doping and is publicly admitting it.
Whether treated as guilty or not, as you say again, he was doping.
Mustard, you're admired by many here, including myself, but to quote someone else in another thread, you're splitting a hair into four here etc. You're trying to change the goal posts now that he's admitted it himself, to a goal regarding corruption and plea bargaining. Please, for your good name. Stop
It matters not that the governing body are corrupt, as I'm sure most sports governing bodies are guilty of at some stage - heck, as most people are at some stage in their lives. The point is, even if others were doing so (and it's sickening that one particular is making money from admitting it), Lance Armstrong was doping.