Lance Armstrong Escapes Doping Charges
Federal prosecutors close investigation
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 4:36 PM CST
Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011, in Bourne, Massachusetts.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Good news for Lance Armstrong: Federal prosecutors won't charge him with doping, reports the AP. Authorities announced today that they're shutting down a two-year investigation into whether Armstrong juiced his way to repeated Tour de France glory. Armstrong has denied the charges all along, even as former teammates (like this one) went public with their allegations. Prosecutors didn't explain what prompted the decision.

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otis1
Feb 4, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Sorry, Folks: I know Lance personally and was present at 4 of his victories in Paris. I don't know why the report says "escaped" rather than "vindicated". But. I, for one am convinced that he is "INNOCENT ON ALL CHARGES".
reasonator
Feb 4, 2012 2:20 PM CST
"Escapes" doping charges? That's not a biased headline at all.
Observer
Feb 4, 2012 10:00 AM CST
This rotten dick has conned the world. He should be stripped of his titles. Someone should check on his private business lawsuits regarding assumed doping. Inclduing one in Dallas a few years ago.