Armstrong gets extra time, but is being suedAUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong on Wednesday was given more time to think about whether he wants to cooperate with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Separately, he learned that he’s about to be sued.
Usada, the agency that investigated the cyclist’s doping and banned him for life from sports, has given him an extra two weeks to decide if he’ll speak with investigators under oath. The agency has said cooperating is the only path to getting his ban reduced. The agency extended its original deadline to Feb. 20.
Earlier in the day, SCA Promotions in Dallas said it would sue Armstrong to recover more than $12 million it paid him in bonuses for winning the Tour de France seven times. The firm tried to withhold the bonuses in 2005 amid doping allegations against the cyclist.