Another Loss for Armstrong: No More Honorary Degree

He's no longer 'Dr. Armstrong'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 8:04 AM CST
This July 23, 2000 file photo shows Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong riding down the Champs Elysees with an American flag in Paris, France.   (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)

(Newser) – Lance Armstrong has lost his Tour titles, all ties to the charity he founded, his Nike contract, and even his ability to run in the Chicago marathon ... and now he's lost his honorary Tufts degree, too. The university voted to rescind the degree it gave him in 2006, the Weekly Standard reports. Armstrong's "actions as an athlete are inconsistent with the values" of the school, it said in a statement.

In delivering a commencement address to Tufts students when he received the degree, Armstrong joked that someone should write to his high school principal "and let him know that ... he has to call me Dr. Armstrong now." (Read more Tufts University stories.)

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