Lance Armstrong will apparently give up his seven Tour de France titles and will be banned for life.
Armstrong maintains his innocence, but he also says that he is done fighting the charges.
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now," Armstrong said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. He called the USADA investigation an "unconstitutional witch hunt."
"USADA cannot assert control of a professional international sport and attempt to strip my seven Tour de France titles," he said. "I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours."
"I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999," he said. "The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today -- finished with this nonsense."
"There is zero physical evidence to support (the) outlandish and heinous claims. The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of (doping) controls I have passed with flying colors."
Did anybody see this coming? Is he really going to go out with a whimper?
From a legal standpoint, I must say that I'm a little disappointed. Both sides appeared to be prepared (and willing) to litigate any issue imaginable. I think the WADA Code would have been put to the test, and some language appears too vague to have any clear meaning as it relates to this case (especially Article 15.3). I expect to see those shortcomings addressed as the Code is revised, but I was looking forward to watching the process play out in what would have likely been an unprecedented manner for anti-doping cases.