In an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admitted that hanging out with steroid-using MLB players may have been a bad influence on his cycling career.
“We’d usually be at Sammy Sosa’s house playing Magic the Gathering or Call of Duty. Then they would say ‘Come on! Just do some performance-enhancing drugs with us!” said Armstrong.
“And if I declined they would say ‘What…does the gay little cyclist need some training wheels for his cute little bitch bike?”
Armstrong continued, “McGwire was the worst. He would say, ‘Hey pussy, you need a tampon for that queer bike of yours? What are you going to do, run home to mommy and start a worldwide foundation that helps people fight cancer so that people nationwide will wear yellow wristbands in remembrance of you? Yeah right.’ ”
“Unbeknownst to Mark, that was the exact taunt that gave me the idea to start the Livestrong Foundation, so it all worked out pretty well,” said Armstrong, “…well, except for the tarnishing of my legacy and all.”