U.S. Justice Department Joining Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong

The disgraced cyclist’s lawyers told Reuters on Friday that they are expecting court papers any day now.

U.S. Justice Department Joining Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong

He lost his Olympic medals and Tour de France titles, came clean to millions on Oprah, and resigned from the board of his beloved foundation. But Lance Armstrong‘s downfall apparently isn’t over yet: Two days after missing the deadline for a meeting with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong’s lawyer told Reuters the Justice Department has joined a whistle-blowing lawsuit against the cyclist.

The lawsuit Armstrong claims that he must pay back the sponsorship money he received while cycling for the U.S. Postal Service team. His lawyers will reportedly argue that the suit was filed after the statue of limitations expired and that the sponsorship contract did not have any clauses in it about doping. One of Armstrong’s lawyers told Reuters in a statement: “The Postal Service’s own studies show that the service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship–benefits totaling more than $100 million.”

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