Liar! Liar! Bicycle shorts on fire! On January 13th, 2013, Lance Armstrong — a man known for his astounding seven Tour de France victories after overcoming testicular cancer — confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his athletic career.
Armstrong's admission sent shockwaves throughout the sporting world: Journalists were outraged. Fans felt betrayed. The heroic facade that Armstrong had built came crumbling down.
On this episode of the CJSR Edition, we look beyond the incensed reaction that many people expressed after hearing that Armstrong had lied about doping for decades, to present another perspective. While Armstrong may indeed be a flawed character, as the end of the day, sports scandals are as much apart of the sporting enterprise as dribbling a ball, throwing the pigskin, or even peddling a bike up the mountains of the French Alps.