Lance Armstrong’s former fiancee Sheryl Crow reportedly told federal investigators about his doping.
In Wheelmen, “a book due out next Tuesday from Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell,” the authors note that Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it.
“Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it,” the authors write, according to the Daily News. “He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team’s doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport – that all cyclists were doing the same thing.”
As the Daily News notes, the book “states that Crow informed on Armstrong after Food and Drug Administration criminal investigator Jeff Novitzky gave her a proffer agreement, a document that protects witnesses from criminal prosecution if they cooperate honestly.”
Armstrong and Crow, the musician, broke off their engagement in 2006, but Crow had to revisit her time with Armstrong five years later when reportedly speaking to federal authorities about him.