The stupidity of Lance Armstrong hasn’t ceased to amaze in the past month. First, he announced he was going to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show just because (as if we didn’t all know why). Then he gave a horrific excuse for a confession to using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) on the show while making a fool of himself with a string a one-word answers to Oprah’s penetrating yet awkward questions. Finally, Armstrong is being sued for the $12 million in bonuses he received from SCA Promotions during his run of seven Tour de France titles. That part isn’t surprising, but the fact Armstrong is refusing to pay the money (which triggered the lawsuit) is arguably the most moronic move he’s made thus far, and that’s saying something.
How Armstrong thinks he is going to win this case is beyond human comprehension. The man cheated and admitted to it (albeit in an extremely awkward and bizarre way). Two plus two does not equal five in this case; he’s going to have to pay back the $12 million. Armstrong says no other athlete had to pay back their compensation after being busted for using banned substances, but his compensation was bonuses, not a salary, and I’d be willing to bet he signed something with SCA that had fine print about banned substance use in it somewhere.
So now that Armstrong is refusing to pay back money he basically stole, he’s being sued for that same amount plus the legal fees SCA is projecting it will have to pay to win this case. So to recap, Armstrong is one smart cookie.