Episode 278: The Consequence of Exposing a Legend
Floyd exposed Armstrong. He exposed the whole US cycling team for doping.
In 2006, he won the Tour de France. He made it to the heights of the profession.
And then he blew the whistle.
“People see it as exercise, a healthy, endurance sport. It’s not that at all,” he said. “It’s war, and your body is a machine.”
I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to be the whistle blower. I think I’d just quit the sport to avoid controversy.
“Aren’t you afraid of letting down children?” I asked him?
“At this point there’s enough information out there that if you’re able to read and you can think, you can see what’s happening. It’s obvious… what’s happening in profession sports.”
He told me every detail. How he was bullied for being honest. Sent hate mail. He was depressed and turned to drugs. So how did he turn himself around? This is that story…
The consequences of exposing a legend… overcoming rejection, and finally learning how to take your life back one and for all.