Lance Armstrong dropped from Nike

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  1. m20xr

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    OCTOBER 17, 2012
    NIKE STATEMENT ON LANCE ARMSTRONG

    "Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner.

    Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer. "

    http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-statement-on-lance-armstrong

    I think we all knew this was coming, it was just a matter of time.
     
  2. mez 0ne

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    I like how Nike is trying to portray themselves as an honest, positive company when they are just as dirty.

    ...and everyone on the Tour dopes up, is Nike going to do the same when NFL, MLB, NBA (etc) athletes do steroids as well?
     
  3. jkballer5

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    Nike did the right thing. Interesting to see how the Livestrong line will continue on after this.
     
  4. skep

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    maybe i should hold on to my livestrong air forces lol
     
  5. thapointguy

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    Hoping to cop the LS Air Max 2012 on the low :nerd:
     
  6. lynchpin33

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    Wonder if they remove the wristbands from all the cash registers at sports stores????
     
  7. mjt26

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    Armstrong is stepping down as the head of Livestrong. I think Nike saw the writing on the wall and have been quietly moving away from Lance being the face of the organization, hence Livestrong products that aren't yellow based.

    At this point, I believe that Livestrong can live without Lance.
     
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  9. chris nosnah

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    amazing everyone is so quick to label him because he is tired of the #$%$. 523 passed drug test and he is convicted by a group of convicted drug users who in trade for testimony got reduced sentences and will be on the track in 6 months. Something is wrong with this and it reminds me of something I read in the bible about persecuting the innocent. We are in the end days.
     
  10. da shoefreak

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    wonder what theyre going to do about the lance armstrong building in beaverton
     
  11. swish

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    Nike can look past Kobe's rape case, and Tiger's addiction to Porn Stars but not Armstrong's doping case. Does this seem right?
     
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  12. secretzofwar

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    Tiger and Kobe are way more important to Nike than Lance.
     
  13. derkro

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    The difference is Kobe and Tiger's problems were so to speak "off the field". A better example is why hasn't Nike dropped ARod? He has admitted to using PED's but as far as I know, is still a Nike athlete......
     
  14. johnnguyenftw

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    The Kobe 1's name was changed to Huarache 2k4... everyone knew that was Kobe's shoe though.
     
  15. lewi1913

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    Kobe and Tiger did not cheat in their sport. Lance cheated to win. When Vick broke the law, they dropped him too.
     
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  16. downyboy

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    ARod is likely getting less than $1m a year to wear Nike. He is not a visible Nike athlete and definitely not an athlete that Nike built an ENTIRE brand around.

    I hope Livestrong brand continues and at this point its bigger than Lance himself.
     
  17. derkro

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    He's still on Nike's payroll, and yes I agree not nearly as visible or promoted as Lance or the Livestrong brand, but according to Nike's statement they don't condone any performance enhancing drug use. If thats the case, all other Nike athletes on payroll that have admitted to PED's should lose their contract too.

    My point is, if you're going to set this precedent, do it across the board to all admitted cheaters you support.

    "Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner."
     
  18. langfor5

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    I seem to remember reading some where that A-Rod is no longer under contract w/ Nike...
     
  19. derkro

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    You're right, but they didn't cancel A-Rod's contract....they waited until it expired.

    "The company didn't terminate Rodriguez when he admitted to cheating. Instead, as ESPN's Darren Rovell points out, they did what they almost always do in these situations: they waited for the endorsement deal to expire in 2010 and didn't renew it." From Yahoo sports
     
  20. rawdawg34

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    that must be why all of his crap is at the outlet...too bad nike didnt take a stand and burn that stuff rather than make a stand publicly and still make a buck in the background.