But they won't. Because, at least in this instance, they don't care.

Drilling the matter down to Lance the person. We get the standard line from his supporters -- This does not erase his victory over cancer and all of the great work he has done in the aftermath.

Bull.

If my mother-in-law were still here I'm certain she would back me up on that. She had more guts than Lance Armstrong could ever dream of having. Unfortunately, you probably know somebody just like her.

At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Rocco Pendola is a private investor with nearly 20 years experience in various forms of media, ranging from radio to print. His work has appeared in academic journals as well as dozens of online and offline publications. He uses his broad experience to help inform his coverage of the stock market, primarily in the technology, Internet and new media spaces. He has taken a long-term approach to investing, focusing on dividend-paying stocks, since he opened his first account as a teenager. Pendola, 37, is based in Santa Monica, Calif., where he lives with his wife and child.

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