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Armstrong hires legal team to handle drug allegations

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POSTED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:58am

Lance Armstrong is beefing up his legal team to defend him against allegations he used banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Armstrong hired two attorneys, John Keker and Elliot Peters, who say the government is trying to destroy a true hero.

Keker and Peters won a major legal victory for the Major League Baseball Players Association in a drug-doping case.

A federal investigation is underway into whether seven-time Tour De France winner Armstrong took banned substances.

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