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Tufts University rescinds Lance Armstrong’s honorary degree

Nov 22, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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Elaine Benes’ safety school no longer wishes to be associated with Lance Armstrong. I’m picturing Tufts security guards pounding on Armstrong’s door demanding that he throw the framed honorary degree out into the front yard.

Armstrong, who was presented the honor in 2006, now is no longer and honorary Tufts man due to the latest PED revelations. Statement from the university:

“While continuing to respect the significant work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the board concluded that, in the wake of the recent report of the United States Anti-Doping Agency and its acceptance by the International Cycling Union, Mr. Armstrong’s actions as an athlete are inconsistent with the values of the university,” said Kimberly Thurler, director of public relations at Tufts.

The actual Tufts degree of Roy Raymond, founder of Victoria’s Secret, is in no danger at this time.

  1. lewp - Nov 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    I just have to believe that anyone that beats cancer like Lance has done, an honarary degree from Tufts University is not that big of a loss.

    • eugenesaxe - Nov 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      You don’t think having an honorary degree rescinded is extremely embarrassing? Have you any idea how bad you have to screw up for a school to say “We gave you a worthless piece of paper, but you’re not even worth that much”?