Damn. This morning, I woke up later than usual with a pounding headache, the feeling I didn’t get enough sleep and a slight queasiness, all attributed to my participation in the presidential debate drinking game. (Side note: how can anyone not get wasted playing that game?) Anyhoo, I knew from the get go it was going to be a rough day. Then I read about Lance Armstrong’s morning and realized I was bitching over nothing.
Lance Armstrong, who has fallen from glory faster than a Lohan does for a dropped baggie in a club, has had an absolutely shittacular morning. in light of Lance’s huge doping scandal, Livestrong – AKA the Lance Armstrong Foundation - told their chairman and founding father he was persona non grata, and to pack his shit up in a small box and security will see him out. Oh, and they’re keeping the stapler.
On top of that, Nike is done with Lance, as well. This was a reversal for the company, which just last week stated they planned to stay with Armstrong, even though the USADA was stripping Lance of all seven of his Tour de France medals. Nike pulled no punches with their break up, and gave Lance the ”it’s not me, it’s you” send-off:
Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him,” Nike’s statement read.
As far as Livestrong goes, Lance notes he didn’t want to cause anymore backlash against the organization, and it was his decision to step down in an effort to “spare the foundation any negative effects” as a result of the scandal.