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Tim Herman, Lance Armstrong's attorney, denies doping confession report


From top left, Lance Armstrong celebrates his Tour de France titles in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999 on the podium on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.



Lance Armstrong's attorney Tim Herman has denied a report that the disgraced cyclist is considering confessing to the doping charges that stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles. 

The New York Times first reported Friday that "according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation," Armstrong was weighing giving a public admission to using performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions over the course of his cycling career.

However, the athlete's lawyer denied the claims Saturday, saying he has no knowledge that Armstrong was thinking about a confession, CBS News reported.

"When, and if, Lance has something to say, there won't be any secret about it," Herman told the Associated Press, according to CBS. 

Armstrong has also been banned from competing in the Olympics and other cycling events for life by the US Anti-Doping Agency, according to the Los Angeles Times. He has been competing in triathlons and other running events since the ban went into effect. 

The New York Times reported that the rumored admission may be an effort by the cyclist to regain his eligibility. 

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