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    Wait, Lance is going to jail? Nope....

    Prosecutors Close Armstrong Inquiry, No Charges - ABC News

    Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation of Lance Armstrong on Friday, ending a nearly two-year effort aimed at determining whether the seven-time Tour de France winner and his teammates participated in a doping program.

    Armstrong has steadfastly denied he doped during his unparalleled career, but the possibility of criminal charges threatened to stain his legacy as the world's greatest cyclist and could have cast a shadow over his cancer charity work.

    "This is great news," Armstrong attorney Mark Fabiani said in a statement. "Lance is pleased that the United States Attorney made the right decision, and he is more determined than ever to devote his time and energy to Livestrong and to the causes that have defined his career."

    The probe, anchored in Los Angeles where a grand jury was presented evidence by federal prosecutors and heard testimony from Armstrong's former teammates and associates, began with a separate investigation of Rock Racing, a cycling team owned by fashion entrepreneur Michael Ball.

    United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. announced in a press release that his office "is closing an investigation into allegations of federal criminal conduct by members and associates of a professional bicycle racing team owned in part by Lance Armstrong."

    He didn't disclose the reason for the decision.

    So....what happened, eh? I thought it was an airtight case? Open and shut? Slam dunk?

    Where are the people who are "in the know?"
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    Jeff Novitzky and his team determined the allegations were not true or there was not enough evidence to go to trial.

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    Time for Novitsky to move on to traffic enforcement where the evidence is easier to comprehend.

    What a waste of time, effort and money.
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    Came for the "Chuck Testa" Meme joke, now leaving sadly disappointed.
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    Lance thanks you ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    Came for the "Chuck Testa" Meme joke, now leaving sadly disappointed.
    Sorry. Here's a filler.

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    Better.
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    what did most of you think was going to really happen? for real?

    truly a waste of taxpayers $..

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_avery007 View Post
    what did most of you think was going to really happen? for real?

    truly a waste of taxpayers $..
    Yup, we really need to get to the bottom of this witch hunt against Lance!

    Let's see what the Feds had so the guilty can be held accountable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-X View Post
    Yup, we really need to get to the bottom of this witch hunt against Lance!

    Let's see what the Feds had so the guilty can be held accountable!
    I guess not everyone got the "put it behind us" memo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
    I guess not everyone got the "put it behind us" memo.
    You should send one to WADA

    "From the information I have, the data and evidence that has been gathered will reveal a lot of information that indicates doping offenses,"

    Lance Armstrong case rolls on, as it should

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Falsetti View Post
    You should send one to WADA
    I was referring to the concilliatory tone struck by the Armstrong camp following the announcement, in contrast to their usual gloating, combatitve one. I guess not all the faithful got the memo not to go poking at the hornet's nest.

    The Armstrong PR machine is quite adept at managing their message without my help.

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