Attorneys for Lance Armstrong have filed a list of potential witnesses and evidence they want a judge to exclude from Armstrong’s upcoming $100 million trial for civil fraud.
The list includes two longtime nemeses – Betsy Andreu and Greg LeMond. It also includes evidence of a car crash in Aspen in late 2014 and a damning report against Armstrong in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Armstrong’s attorneys want to keep all of it out of the trial in November, when a jury is scheduled to hear the federal government’s case against the former cyclist. The government is suing Armstrong on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, which paid $32.3 million to sponsor Armstrong’s cycling team from 2000 to 2004.
Andreu is the wife of Frankie Andreu, Armstrong’s former teammate.
“She has been and remains a long-time vocal critic of Armstrong, appearing on television whenever possible to criticize him, and attributing to Armstrong her husband’s lack of greater success in his career after being a cyclist,” Armstrong’s attorneys wrote in new court filings. “She has no relevant testimony to offer and she should not be permitted to testify in this case, or use it as a soapbox for impugning Armstrong’s character.”
Betsy Andreu disputed this.
“I’ve turned down requests to go on TV and other forms of film, as well as declining public appearances,” she told USA TODAY Sports. “Mr. Armstrong’s lawyers are not telling the truth by saying otherwise. They must be worried about the case if they want to limit me, a stay-at-home mom Mr. Armstrong is obsessed with, from testifying against him. I was drawn into this mess because I refused to be part of the Armstrong lie. I cannot impugn Mr. Armstrong’s character. He does that himself by his actions.”
Armstrong’s attorneys also say LeMond, a…