Lance Armstrong fires 'sexual misconduct' salvo at USADA
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Cyclist champion Lance Armstrong, while fighting the dope charges filed against him, has reportedly accused a member of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of sexual misconduct.
"USADA continues to sacrifice the values of fair play which is what, ironically, they claim to be attempting to protect," ABC News quoted Armstrong, as saying.
"They have played dirty from the beginning and continue to let Tygart [USADA CEO Travis Tygart] carry out his own personal vendetta. The American taxpayer continues to fund this kangaroo court yet there''s no oversight or adult supervision. It''s a complete sham," he added.
Armstrong and his team fired off claims that one of the USADA review board members has a questionable background, which includes an allegation of sexual misconduct with a law school student.
Armstrong put the name and background of the review board member in question, in what appears to be a further attempt to discredit USADA.
Sources claim that USADA officials have reason to believe that Armstrong and his team have hired private investigators to follow them. However, Armstrong''s team has not responded to comment on the allegation, the report said.
"The independent three-person Anti-Doping Review Board (ADRB) has ... made a unanimous recommendation to move forward with the adjudication process," the USADA said in a statement.
Armstrong, who denied doping and cited that he has never failed a drug test, could be stripped of his titles and be banned from cycling if the doping charges are proved to be true.