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An update on John Lennon's killer applying for parole in just a moment.
But first forty year old Lance Armstrong a seven time Tour de France winner announced he is ending his fight against the United States Anti Doping Agency.
That organization had accused the super star cyclist abusing illegal performance enhancing drugs.
As a result he could be stripped of his titles and ban from cycling for life.
Joining me now with the latest Fox News anchor -- and Rivera you can kitchen every Saturday at ten if you want -- great to see you -- -- -- -- -- on the -- and we yeah -- so we might disagree about this because I -- I'm pretty appalled not know whether Lance Armstrong doped or not I have no idea but -- this sort of acquire -- government agency.
That pretend it's not a government agency but -- -- funded by -- by the government for the most part which means you and me taxpayers.
And -- like they have thrown out due process here to arrest an athlete that is no longer even in the sport.
I don't think that's through can I hate to disagree with you but.
I think personally have a situation where he has had ample due process he beat the criminal charges there was a grand jury against them earlier in the year.
They chose not to indict they did referred to the US Anti Doping Agency.
Which claimed jurisdiction.
So what Lance Armstrong tried to -- say wait a second thought the USA 88 that is jurisdiction as the International Cycling Union.
That has jurisdiction so he -- -- on jurisdictional grounds to prevent.
-- hearing exactly the due process you describe in which reportedly.
Ten former teammates were ready to testified that he was that don't work.
So I believe what Lance Armstrong did is he saw that this procedural fight was not -- to succeed the judge ruled you've got to face the music.
Rather than face the trial with the US 88 he gave up and I think it really does show -- like Roger Clemens like Barry Bonds like so many of our heroes and he was a hero to me like everyone else I mean.
The miracle wasn't true yeah -- we.
What we want -- -- bonuses and again I've no dog in this fight I'm not here to defend Lance Armstrong but it seems like he's the most.
-- and has been the most tested athlete -- -- ever in American history.
He has come clean on every single prior investigation.
They've been after him for years and years every time he's been tested blood samples urine samples he's come out clean.
So you know I -- sister come -- that's without what I think is due process seems to me really unfair you know.
My heart Monica I wanted to believe that this cancer survivor.
Did what he did that he won seven tour -- France that's an incredible achievement it's unbelievable even if he was doping it's unbelievable for goodness sake.
But because he is now revealed as a cheater and I think he is revealed as a -- why else would so many people seek to testify against him.
-- you know Floyd Landis.
Just now another champ who lost his title was one of the witnesses and he's now a -- -- up Floyd Landis.
To pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who supported him during his training goes he admits that he's a fraud he was ready to talk about high -- of -- well what about people are jealous that -- -- -- fast and plus we don't like the -- so we say all those friends of and you know I didn't put down our champion who won the title for seven consecutive talking with seven -- and an even after.
You know plus sobriety cancer you know I -- -- to defend him I tried so hard to do it but you can't ignore the obvious.
You can't ignore.
You know this is not to smoke.
You know where there's smoke there's fire this is smoke and Nash and spark and flames and it's -- do you think you know except what you've got to give it up and just say.
The miracle was based on fraud Lance Armstrong tried his best he's done a lot of good things and he's given that he sent a charity he's not giving out any quarter honesty and and that's why Nike is sticking with him right and so as Anheuser-Busch -- -- people are sticking with them with endorsements as long as he continues to deny it.
God bless them let them continue to find his activities but he's being stripped of the -- of the France titles probably they haven't ruled yet but it was it's very likely.
And now he'll always have this asterisk next to all I think -- you.
Really sad overall I think it is a tragedy and it's and any famous athlete now because -- you have to Roger Clemens deal because now of Lance Armstrong if you're Michael Phelps now -- you have to worry about your gold medals because somebody might question something at some point.
I think it's real tragedy let's move on because Mark David Chapman who fatally shot.
John Lennon one of obviously pop -- while a huge pop culture icon -- -- the greatest musicians and songwriters ever John Lennon.
A Mark David Chapman up for parole for the seventh time denied this guy's never getting out right I hope not.
I remember being home.
That night on set for -- -- live on 643.
At the time -- still a friend of mine on 72 street so about a quarter of a mile away -- clearly heard the shots.
The the -- doors facing the park were open I heard the shots.
I yet that time you know your lives 1980 you've heard shots and central -- wasn't that unusual.
I -- -- I got a call from the ABC news desk it was an ABC news at the time.
And neither did did you hear U buddy Johnson have been killed coming to do Nightline I almost passed out.
And I got to do night line.
I was in tears you know it was the most emotional moment -- remember what Chapman did he denied us of this amazing amazing person.
And he's nothing but -- down rat who wanted.
Fame and notoriety it's just awful he deserves a ride in.
We actually have a clip a -- talking to John Lennon and Yoko -- from the early 1970 -- check out.
When you're -- now.
In the middle of Nevada the middle of -- I had the people react here.
That very slowly because.
We went -- -- -- don't dinosaur Nevada Tuesday and vandals.
I am a big models are dinosaurs they in the gas say it's a giant cities honey can you just come up in the road and -- -- a -- stand -- Thank you very much.
-- -- -- For the trip.
He was it just a wonderful guy it was such an honor to know him.
His music really is it defined a generation.
Poll which he was.
You know or a you know he did the last fully rehearsed concert of his life he did for my charity.
To raise funds for the developmentally disabled needed to concerts at Madison Square Garden.
He amend Yoko and Sean and -- verdict black and Stevie Wonder and a lot of others but John was the central -- raise hundreds of thousand dollars for the great cause.
And this this nobody.
Who just wanted notoriety and -- wanted to take -- -- and put it on himself.
Now is asking for mercy because he's been.
Well I hate all you -- and you won't ever get it and that is certainly seminal moment in the United States is definitely on my brother breaks the Monica thing.
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