Arm­strong set­tles law­suit, avoid­ing sworn de­po­si­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

AUSTIN, TEXAS | A day be­fore he was sched­uled to give sworn tes­ti­mony about his use of per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing drugs, Lance Arm­strong reached a set­tle­ment Wed­nes­day with an insurance com­pany that was seek­ing $3 mil­lion in per­for­mance bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001.

Nebraska-based Ac­cep­tance Insurance sued Arm­strong in Texas ear­lier this year af­ter he ad­mit­ted he doped dur­ing a ca­reer in which he won the Tour de France seven times.

The set­tle­ment means Arm­strong will not need to show up for a Thurs­day de­po­si­tion in Austin, where he was ex­pected to be asked to de­tail drug use through­out his ca­reer. Al­though Arm­strong has ac­knowl­edged drug use in in­ter­views with Oprah Win­frey and other me­dia, he has yet to pro­vide sworn tes­ti­mony.

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