News

Nike Dumps Lance Armstrong; Fraud Steps Down as Livestrong Chairman

lance armstrong  nike livestrong

Nike finally got with the program today and dumped Lance Armstrong — cutting ties with the disgraced cyclist whose team the footwear giant sponsored for years.

Recent developments have cemented Lance’s legacy as the greatest fraud in cycling history, a far fall from his heyday as the seven-time Tour de France victor.

In August he was stripped of his seven Tour de France Titles, and last week a damning report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency put the final nails in the coffin of Armstrong’s legacy.

Nike was left with no choice. It’s not like he just pulled a Tiger Woods and banged a bunch of skanks. What Lance did makes all of his athletic accomplishments bullsh*t.

The company released this statement:

Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner.

Meanwhile, Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer charity — famed for those yellow rubber bracelets — built on his miraculous triumph over testicular cancer and subsequent dominance of the cycling world.

lance armstrong nike

Win a $1,000 Christmas Amazon shopping spree

Join Heavy's daily email newsletter and Askmen's newsletter to enter to win a $1,000 Christmas Shopping Spree on Amazon
Read the sweepstakes rules here.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 957 other followers