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A federal judge took cycling legend Lance Armstrong to task Monday for filing a mammoth lawsuit against the U.S. anti-doping agency to stop its case against him.Judge Sam Sparks scolded Armstrong for filing a case apparently designed just to get the media’s attention and turn the public against the U.S. anti-doping agency, Juliet Macur of The New York Times reported Monday.
“This court is not inclined to indulge Armstrong’s desire for publicity, self-aggrandizement or vilification of Defendants, by sifting through 80 mostly unnecessary pages in search of the few kernels of factual material relevant to his claims,” Sparks said in his order, according to the Times.
In his lawsuit filed Monday, Armstrong claimed the anti-doping agency had bullied fellow cyclists into testifying he took performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong, now retired, became widely popular after recovering from testicular cancer and winning the Tour de France.
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