By now, just about everyone that is a fan of sports has seen the famous interview conducted by Oprah with Lance Armstrong in which he finally confessed to doping during the years when he won seven straight Tour de France titles. There were numerous angles to take away from Armstrong’s interview, but the one thing that stood out the most was earning people’s trust back.
Armstrong told Oprah that he hopes people will forgive him for what he did and the day can eventually come where they gain trust in him again. If Armstrong believes that day will come anytime soon, he must be crazy.
Not only did Armstrong let down all of the fans and programs he’s worked with over the years, but there are individual people who have seen their lives completely change because of the cyclist’s actions. This includes his teammates and others attempting to sue him because of accusations against him that he was cheating–in which there were some cases where he won.
Now it’s difficult not to imagine how those people who lost cases must feel.
The only reason why Armstrong is even admitting to doping clearly has something to do with the fact that he’s looking for a quick way to make some extra money. Just watch the interview and it’s clear Armstrong still doesn’t care about anyone else in this world but himself and if he thinks confessing to one of the most powerful women in the world is going to help gain people’s trust back, he’s going to be in for a rude awakening.