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January 15th, 2013
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Armstrong's reputation post doping admission

For more than a decade Lance Armstrong vehemently denied his use of performance enhancing drugs.

Even after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Armstrong had used steroids, and the International Cycling Union stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012, Armstrong continued to deny the allegations.

So why did he decide to admit the truth in an interview now?

"I think he was just ready, I think the velocity of everything that has come at him in the past several months, in particular in the past several weeks he was just ready, " said Oprah Winfrey on CBS "This Morning".

Winfrey says that she was mesmerized by Armstrong's interview, but said she was leaving it up to viewers to decide if Armstrong was "contrite".

Can he be forgiven...and redeemed?

OutFront tonight: CNN Legal Contributor Paul Callan is a criminal attorney and Mike Paul is a reputation management consultant.


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