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Locals react to Lance Armstrong's confession

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Lance Armstrong came clean Thursday night, admitting to Oprah Winfrey that he did use performance enhancing drugs. He called the whole ordeal, one big lie. The exclusive interview was broadcast on the "OWN" Network.

Usually, when you tell one lie...You have to tell more to keep up the story.

"I think a lot of people are questioning where he's been with the truth and honesty," said, Larry Carlson, with Texas State University,

He lectures about topics like the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

"People are human and people lie, people cheat, people mess up," said Carlson.

He says this is a lesson we're all being reminded about, his students included.

Sports fan, Maddie Serviente, said, "Lance Armstrong lied and I don't think we should give him anymore attention."

"It's gonna take some time for people to start to forgive Lance, if they ever forgive him," said another sports fan, John Beck.

On our FOX 7 Facebook page, Megan Guthrie Sterns writes, "I feel sorry for the real athletes who missed out on winning because Lance duped them."

Another viewer, Heather Two-One Martinez, comments, "What about A-rod?...{Lance is} not the only athlete that used enhancement drugs...leave the man alone."

Beck added, "What you really need to do as far as PED's go is just have the Alex Rodriguez approach and just say you did it and just get off scott free."

Serviente said, "People are going to associate Livestrong with Lance forever and maybe alter their opinion or desire to donate and that's just sad."

"Lie-strong" bracelet images are all over the internet.

Carlson said, "There's gotta be a little bit of a backlash at some point of people saying, you know, where has my money been going?"

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