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What does Armstrong have to gain from doping confession?

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Heralded cyclist Lance Armstrong's confession will undoubtedly score her big ratings, but it could bring him some legal trouble.

Armstrong has sued people who accused him of using performance enhancing drugs. He testified in those cases. Could he face perjury charges? Unlikely, says attorney Chip Lewis, too much time has passed.

"Criminally I'm sure this was carefully timed and vetted by the Armstrong team," says Lewis.

That's not to say Armstrong won't find himself back in court.

"I certainly see a cauldron of hot water for him civilly." says Lewis.

Armstrong successfully sued a number of people for accusing him of using performance enhancing drugs. 

"I suspect they will be coming at him both barrels blazing wanting their money back on fraud," adds Lewis. He also says sponsors could also come looking for their money back too.

Long story short, Lewis says Armstrong should have kept quiet.

"If I were his advisor there's no way I'd have let him do it."

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