CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

Sports

Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping Charges

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Galleries

cheer thumb Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping ChargesNFL Cheerleaders

cows Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping ChargesCowboys Cheerleaders

mavs dancers 4 10 10002570231 Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping Charges

Mavs Dancers

victoria thumb Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping Charges

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

dfw Armstrong Agrees To Oprah Interview To Address Doping ChargesBest Young Athlete In DFW?

LOS ANGELES (CBS NEWS) — Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

According to a release posted on Oprah’s website on Tuesday, it’s the first interview with Armstrong since his athletic career crumbled under the weight of a massive report by USADA detailing allegations of drug use by the famous cyclist and teammates on his U.S. Postal Service teams.

It’s unclear if the interview at Armstrong’s home in Austin, Texas, has already been taped. Nicole Nichols, a spokeswoman for Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios, declined comment.

The show will air at 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 17 on OWN and Oprah.com.

Armstrong has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, but The New York Times reported Friday he has told associates he is considering admitting the use of PEDS.

The newspaper report cited anonymous sources, and Armstrong attorney Tim Herman told The Associated Press that night that he had no knowledge of Armstrong considering a confession.

Earlier Tuesday, 60 Minutes Sports reported the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency told the show a representative for Armstrong offered the agency a “donation” in excess of $150,000 several years before an investigation by the organization led to the loss of Armstrong’s Tour de France titles.

In an interview for the premiere airing on Showtime on Wednesday night, USADA CEO Travis Tygart said he was “stunned” when he received the offer in 2004.

“It was a clear conflict of interest for USADA,” Tygart said. “We had no hesitation in rejecting that offer.”

Herman denied such an offer was made.

READ MORE AT CBSNEWS.COM

Also Check Out: