Armstrong could take lie-detector test: Lawyer
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Armstrong could take lie-detector test: Lawyer

Disgraced cycling icon Lance Armstrong might be prepared to take a lie detector test, his lawyer has suggested, as further damning evidence emerges of the intimidation and threats he used to cover up his alleged drug taking.

other Updated: Oct 14, 2012 23:16 IST

London: Lance Armstrong could be willing to take a lie detector test as he tries to prove he is not guilty of doping allegations, the American's lawyer claimed on Sunday.

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and banned from the sport for life after the organisation claimed he orchestrated the most sophisticated doping programme ever seen.

But the Texan's lawyer Tim Herman insists Armstrong would consider taking a lie detector test if the 26 witnesses who testified against him to the USADA would do the same.

Whistleblower threatened

Armstrong has been accused of using intimidation and threats in a desperate bid to stop a whistleblower going public with claims about his alleged drug use. Betsy Andreu, the wife of Armstrong's former team-mate Frankie Andreu, claims to have known the American was doping for 16 years and has had to deal with his attempts to silence her ever since.

Andreu said, “The real Lance Armstrong is a bullshitter. He's the chameleon. If he wants you to be intimidated, he'll be the bully; if he wants you to believe his lie, he'll charm the hell out of you. We knew Lance was a bully and the more money and power he got, the worse it became.

First Published: Oct 14, 2012 21:05 IST