Lance Armstrong Settles $3M Lawsuit, Avoids Testifying Under Oath About Doping

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Nov. 20 2013 6:16 PM

Lance Armstrong Settles $3M Lawsuit, Avoids Testifying Under Oath About Doping

174291443
Lance Armstrong agrees to repay performance bonuses in court settlement.

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Earlier this year, Lance Armstrong was forced to give back his Olympic medal he was stripped of for doping. Armstrong has now agreed to fork over some cash as well. On Wednesday, Armstrong agreed to return $3 million in performance bonuses received for Tour de France victories that were later stripped from the cyclist. The bonus repayment was part of a settlement reached with an insurance company that covered Armstrong's bonuses. Acceptance Insurance of Omaha filed the suit earlier this year alleging fraud, unjust enrichment and breach of contract, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The settlement came the evening before Armstrong was scheduled to be deposed in the case. The last minute agreement, USA Today reports, “falls in line with a recurring theme–Armstrong does not want to give oral testimony under oath about doping if he can help it.” While Armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in interviews, according to the Associated Press, he has yet to do so in sworn testimony.

Elliot Hannon is a writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.

TODAY IN SLATE

Doublex

Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?

Culturebox

Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.

Television

The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AM Breaking Up Countries Is Still Hard to Do
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 19 2014 11:37 AM Why Urban Outfitters and Other Brands Troll Their Customers
  Life
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 19 2014 11:32 AM Why Do Pirates Talk Like That?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 11:40 AM Apple Invented the Perfect Way to Handle Your Giant New Phone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM The Curious Incident of the Supernova in the Nighttime
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.