Fell and hit the stairs, this is now perceived cyclist Lance Armstrong. Having
become main character associated with the doping case that dragged
him, now a company suing him to pay U.S. $ 12 million for three of
his seven Tour de France victories.
SCA Promotions Inc., in a lawsuit filed in the courts of Texas at Dallas, called Lance Armstrong and his management company, Tailwind Sports, deceive them. So, SCA demanded Lance Armstrong to return bonus U.S. $ 12.1 million for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004. In three championships, Armstrong admitted using doping.
Last month, Armstrong end years of objections and admitted in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used doping. Armstrong has been banned from cycling championships in his life and stripped of all medals, including the results of his victory in the Tour de France.
"It just felt cheated, SCA's reputation was also damaged and we suffered huge losses in business," said Chief Executive Officer of SCA, Robert Hamman, said in a statement.
This is not the first court battle between Lance Armstrong and a company based in Texas. Since the doping allegations in the 2000s, SCA initially refused to pay Armstrong a bonus of U.S. $ 5 million - which was promised to be paid when Armstrong won his sixth in 2004. But the SCA ordered to pay after Armstrong won in court, stating under oath that he is free of doping.
SCA paid a bonus U.S. $ 5 million plus U.S. $ 2.5 million for interest and attorney fees as part of the settlement of a legal dispute in 2006.
Armstrong also faces a civil lawsuit filed by former teammate Floyd Landis. U.S. Justice Department has not said whether they intend to join the lawsuit.
Also, last month, two California men sued Armstrong and his publisher on charges of fraud and false advertising. The publisher claims the book was a best-selling memoir and non-fiction, but in it after the confession contains lies opposite the memoir's contents.