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Lance Armstrong Resigns From Board of Livestrong

Photo: Lance Armstrong on Mobli

Lance Armstrong grabbed headlines for two reasons this past weekend. News broke that he resigned from the board of the Livestrong Foundation. Armstrong made the decision on November 4, “to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career,” Jeff Garvey, the group’s new chairman, said in an email to Bloomberg. “We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families.”

Armstrong had already stepped down as the organization's chairman in mid-October. Livestrong Foundation spokesperson Katherine McLane wouldn't say what Armstrong's exact role would be going forward. “Lance remains the creator and inspiration of the Livestrong foundation and for its mission—providing free financial, practical, and emotional support services for cancer survivors and their families,” McLane said in an email to Bloomberg.

Armstrong also made news for tweeting the photo embedded above, along with a brief statement on his latest activity. "Back in Austin and just layin' around..." 

The picture has been viewed more than 280,000 times and has racked up more than 400 comments. Some people have praised it, while others have condemned or parodied it.

Screen Shot 2012-11-12 at 8.48.21 AMPhoto: Screenshot from skyhigh747

What do you think about the picture? Tell us in the comments section below.

—Joe Spring

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