Court to review Armstrong case
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has temporarily blocked an arbitration panel from reviewing $12 million in bonuses paid to Lance Armstrong by a company that wants its money back, stopping efforts to force him to give new sworn testimony about his doping past.
SCA Promotions has sought to reopen a 2006 settlement paid to Armstrong since his 2013 admission to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career to win the Tour de France.
The arbitration panel that first approved the settlement agreed to reconsider the case, and a Dallas judge last week rejected Armstrong’s attempts to stop it. The panel set a March 17 hearing and SCA’s attorneys wanted to question Armstrong under oath on Thursday.