Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

Updated: September 4, 2013, 3:45 AM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping.

That could possibly even include information about his ex-wife and attorneys.

Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings is seeking the information in its lawsuit to recover $3 million in bonuses it paid Armstrong from 1999 to 2001. A judge previously refused to dismiss the case.

The company is trying to prove a yearslong conspiracy and cover-up by Armstrong to commit fraud. It wants to know when several of Armstrong's personal and business associates -- including ex-wife Kristin Armstrong, team officials, the cyclist's lawyers and International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid -- first learned of his doping.

Armstrong's attorneys say Acceptance is engaged in a "fishing expedition" intended to "make a spectacle of Armstrong's doping."


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