Could it get worse for Lance Armstrong? The seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor who has been stripped of his titles and banned for life from international cycling competition, now faces a lawsuit seeking several million dollars in compensation.
This seems like piling on after a rather somber celebratory week during the 15th anniversary of his Livestrong foundation in Austin, Texas, where in speeches Armstrong said, "It's been a difficult couple of weeks. I've been better and I've also been worse."
It might have taken another turn for the worse on Friday when SCA Promotions of Dallas announced that it will be sending Armstrong a letter on Monday demanding he return more than $7 million in bonuses that the company paid him for winning a sixth Tour de France title in 2004. Armstrong has been charged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency with taking part in a systematic doping program.
The promotions company, which previously warned Armstrong it would seek the return of its money if the USADA charges were upheld, reportedly paid him up to $12 million overall.