this article, Armstrong tells his side of the story and in the second installment, victims of Armstrong's lies tell their stories.
In the article, Armstrong tells about the slippery slope that he found himself on. All of the fraud and issues that have come to light were spawned from one lie: the refusal to tell the truth about doping. Regarding his adamant denials of ever doping, Armstrong reportedly said:
"I was good at playing the part," he admits now. "After the 850th time, it's not like I'm going to say, 'Matt, you seem like a nice guy, I'm going to be honest with you.' Once you say 'no' you have to keep saying 'no.'
"If this stuff hadn't taken place with the federal investigation, I'd probably still be saying 'no' with the same conviction and tone as before. But that gig is up."