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January 18th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Tyler Hamilton on the Oprah interview: "Last night I did see ... for Lance Armstrong ... quite a bit of emotion ... by his standards"

Less than 24 hours removed from Oprah Winfrey's worldwide exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong, on Friday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Tyler Hamilton to share his reaction to Thursday evening's revealing conversation.

Seated across from Morgan while the pair reviewed video from the evening before, Armstrong's former teammate offered his initial sentiments:

"It's nice to hear him finally own up to some of his faults."

Though the man who won seven Tour de France titles - all while doping, as he admitted to Winfrey last night - did come clean to a certain degree, Morgan felt there was an overall lack of contrition:

"He didn't seem very apologetic, throughout the interview, to me," said the host.

Hamilton indicated his Armstrong's demeanor in the interview was entirely within character:

"He's never been one to be super apologetic. I don't ever think he apologized back in the day when we were teammates for a whole lot of anything, really," explained the man stripped of his 2004 Olympic gold medal for his own doping use. "He doesn't show a lot of emotion. Last night I did see – for Lance Armstrong – quite a bit of his standards."

As the original interview aired on OWN Thursday, Morgan anchored his own show live, breaking in with video of Armstrong's first-ever admission.

Seeing the clip for the first time, only moments after it was broadcast around the world, the man who had openly criticized the cyclist many times before, offered his analysis:

"Lance Armstrong's stunning confession tonight. There' no other way to describe that. That was one of the biggest mea culpa U-turns I have ever seen in the history of sport," said Morgan. "You're talking about a man who when he won seven Tour de Frances was one of the greatest champions in American sporting history now confessing he'd never have won any of them if he hadn't been a cheat and doped himself up with all sorts of illegal substances."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Hamilton and Morgan reviewed Winfrey's riveting sit-down interview with the man who may go down as the biggest fraud in the history of sports.
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  1. Paul

    How many more have to be killed before the world wakes up?

    January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. MIKE

    PiersMorgan why did you leaves america got talents

    January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. marian cook

    Lance Armstrong is a NARCISIST.
    CNN missed the opportunity to have a behaviour expert assess his narcisitic personality and possibly anti-social personality.

    Why do celebrities always get away with it?

    January 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nana

      Do you think it's got to do with MONEY? The media mollycoddled the rich and famous. Just look at what a Jerk Trump has been yet Piers has him on his show at the drop of a hat. The Saudi Kingdom are the most degenerates on earth yet our government befriends them for the same reason. We are so star struck to $$$$
      Lance Armstrong is making his rounds to make a fool of us again .... He will be forgive and his books will sell millions.

      January 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. smdavison

    Ok everyone desreves a second chance , thats america, But wow Lance's a monster. Hes denied future earnings huh, well, sucks to be you! As of second chances our 2010 113th congress ( the worst in the history of america ) their is no second chance for guys, Heck the TEA PARTY speaks about their forefathers, Well those who have spoken would be hanged by our forefather for deviding the nation withe the secret mettings to stonewall progress and copromise, You would have been hanged by thomas jefferson, dont speak of the forefathers again, ok grissly mama and etc>

    January 19, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. smdavison

    The NRA is the weakest its been in its history ( definetly of the charlton heston years ) No power there. Please keep speaking at the Top, your doing us a huge favor, keep up the words. The American people will be heard and define the 2nd amendment accrodingly to the right to bear arms, Not machine guns or any gun that shoots more bullets in less than 3-4 seconds. You will be resoncible for everyone of your bullets, Thats all! If you kill with a gun the nation will know it!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jon

    Piers Morgan, you are by far the most single handed deceptive, arrogant, and political Pundit, there is on the US Sponsored by other Government News. You need to go back to England and face your crimes, as opposed to try to put words in peoples mouths, and act like your opinion matters in the USA. GO BACK TO ENGLAND AND PREACH WHAT YOU WANT. OH WAIT, YOU CANT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE ARRESTED, and the UK Doesn't have free speech, and is also the highest Violent Crime country in Europe. You are a Fake, and need to get off of American Television. Period, You are a joke of a News Caster, and don't listen, and think any of us will ever listen to you. You are a Pompous UK Criminal that needs extradition, and deportation back to England.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • smdavison

      Rally Jon, what are you saying, no substance. Rather unamerican to tell people who voice an opinion to get out of the country, Idiot. back up your words with a reasonable arguement! What the hell right of yours is getting violated from the second amendment Jon?

      January 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. margaretrosemaryrohr

    Dear friend!

    What a news! Just take a look at that, you're going to be surprised and amazed, here it is

    Thx, Mindy Nadeau

    July 31, 2017 at 6:37 am | Report abuse | Reply

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