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Armstrong's degree revoked

2012-11-21 20:34

Medford - An American university has stripped disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong of an honorary degree after a unanimous vote by the school's trustees.

Tufts University, located in a suburb just outside Boston, Massachusetts, rescinded the doctor of humane letters bestowed on the former American icon six years ago.

The university said on Wednesday that while respecting Armstrong's cancer-fighting efforts, the board concluded his "actions as an athlete are inconsistent with the values of the university."

Armstrong had his seven Tour de France titles taken away after the United States Anti-doping Agency disclosed evidence that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

AFP

Comments
  • delish7564 - 2012-11-21 20:44

    Talk about jumping on the bandwagon....can't they think for themselves or do they just have to be sheeple!!!!

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2012-11-21 21:23

    It does not rain,...

  • mtowodzwa - 2012-11-21 21:42

    Moral of the story: Achieve academic excellence by studying hard, anything that you get through good will, you will loose it if the tables turn the other way. Never trust honorary titles, knighthood, etc, it's only valid as long as you scratch the donor's back.

  • mnbain - 2012-11-21 22:02

    Honorary Degree's are a sham. Even Jacob Zuma has one. A degree should be achieved through study, not through fame

  • mtowodzwa - 2012-11-21 22:09

    The fall of man in the garden of Eden. Imagine if God had stripped man of his humanity, banished him into the wilderness without any hope of salvation... This is what the world is doing to Armstrong right now.

  • gift.rode - 2012-11-21 22:23

    Talk about kicking a man when he's already down reminds me of Tiger woods where is forgiveness its not like he killed someone

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-11-21 22:39

      geez gift if only the scumbag would come clean, then maybe he could ask for forgiveness..........

  • deon.vanvuuren.7 - 2012-11-21 22:52

    Expect another book from him soon.

  • jerome.harrison.56 - 2012-11-21 23:50

    Wait for it...not too long from now we will be hearing of Schumacker being stripped of all his F1 titles. they will charge him with engine tampering....lol!!!

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