Armstrong says lawyer for protection
NEW YORK -- Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.
"Obviously, you need some legal counsel on this. ... I wouldn't read anything into it," the seven-time Tour de France champion said after finishing 17th in the 17th stage of this year's race. "I'm 100 percent confident that there will be a satisfactory resolution for me."
The Texan hired Bryan D. ...
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