By Michael Donovan
For the disgraced Lance Armstrong, the hits just keep on coming!
The United States government fired off another scathing rebuke against Lance Armstrong yesterday, calling the former cyclist “a doper, dealer, and liar” who abused his position and power to enhance his legacy, status and fortune.
It is seeking nearly $100 million in damages and yesterday filed a withering 59-page document to press its case.
“No sponsor who knew the truth about how Armstrong achieved his apparent Tour de France victories would have paid any amount of money to sponsor him or his team,” U.S. Justice Department attorneys wrote.
The government is suing Armstrong for fraud and other claims on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, which paid more than $40 million to sponsor his cycling team more than a decade ago.