Source: Jason Hanna / CNN
Cyclist Lance Armstrong will not cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport, an Armstrong attorney said Wednesday.
USADA had given Armstrong — who publicly admitted such drug use last month — until Wednesday to decide whether he would cooperate under oath with investigators as part of a possible path to altering his USADA-imposed lifetime competition ban.
“Lance will not participate in USADA’s efforts to selectively conduct American prosecutions that only demonize selected individualswhile failing to address the 95% of the sport over which USADA has no jurisdiction,” Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said in a written statement Wednesday.
USADA CEO Travis Tygart issued a statement Wednesday saying that “over the last few weeks (Armstrong) has led us to believe that he wanted to come in and assist USADA, but was worried of potential criminal and civil liability if he did so.”
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