It’s not worth a proper blog post but several people have been asking about the chances of Lance Armstrong going to prison on charges of perjury following his statement under oath in the case with SCA Promotions, the sports insurance company with the disputed bonus payment. Some draw comparisons to the Marion Jones case after the American athlete spent time in jail.
This quick audio clip will clear things up.
It features Dallas attorney Jeff Tilletson of Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, the firm that acts on behalf of SCA Promotions and the man who took the deposition from Armstrong under oath that was replayed during the Oprah Winfrey interview. He’s interviewed by BBC radio presenter Colin Murray.
The interview is part of the Bespoke podcast by Murray and the BBC. The show covers cycling in all its aspects but the latest edition is dominated by the Armstrong news:
French free-sheet Metro tried an interview with Marc Madiot about the Lance Armstrong case… but they didn’t get far…
Lance Armstrong has finally spoken. What does this long-awaited confession mean to you? Nothing.
Not even a sense of relief? No. He’s not been in the sport for ages, this it doesn’t change the problem. Armstrong, he’s in the past of the past. All that interests me now is to know what we can do to stop these things happening again.
Exactly, according to sources in the US, he’s ready to testify against some UCI staff who knew what was going on… I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m watching what happens but it doesn’t bother me. We don’t know what’s behind this operation. We’re in the dark about any deal. So any commentary doesn’t really help much.
His witness statements could be the final chapter of this story… What final chapter? After this story we’re going to be treated to a book, a film etc. Armstrong ruined our lives for 10 or 15 years and I don’t want him to be around. Cycling today is no longer about Armstrong.