Armstrong's lawyer: No talks with anti-doping agencies
January 5, 2013 -- Updated 1806 GMT (0206 HKT)
- The New York Times report cites unnamed associates and doping officials in its report
- Cyclist's lawyer says his client was not in discussion with U.S. or world anti-doping agencies
- Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life
- Cyclist has repeatedly denied using banned performance-enhancing drugs
(CNN) -- Lance Armstrong's attorney denied his client was in discussion with the U.S. or world anti-doping agencies following a report by The New York Times that the disgraced cycling icon was contemplating publicly admitting he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
Attorney Tim Herman in an email to CNN Sports late Friday did not address whether Armstrong told associates -- as reported by the newspaper -- that he was considering the admission as a way to restore his athletic eligibility.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found there was overwhelming evidence that he was directly involved in a sophisticated doping program.
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