Ex-assistant says Armstrong's doping ring was 'concerted effort to make pots of money'

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 06:42 hrs

One of Lance Armstrong's previous assistants, Mike Anderson, has claimed the American's doping scandal was a concerted effort to make a pot full of money.

Anderson claimed that the seven-time Tour de France winner was very purposeful about his actions during the height of his success, Usmagazine.com reports.

Anderson added Armstrong made several mistakes during his career, but there were guys behind the scenes who built him up, who sold the lie regarding doping to the public.

The ex-assistant added it was a concerted effort to make a pot of money, and those of us who called him out were destroyed.

Anderson, who first joined Armstrong's staff in 2002, added that he was witness to Armstrong's cruelty on a number of occasions as a result of the athlete's attempts to keep his lies under wraps.

Anderson's comments strengthen previous claims that Armstrong was not quite the all-American hero he was made out to be.

Armstrong sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this week that is set to air in a two-part special on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, January 18. (ANI)

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