Armstrong returning to LIVESTRONG “not on the table”

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite speculation sparked by a recent Esquire Magazine article, it looks like Lance Armstrong will not be returning to the Austin-based cancer charity he founded.

In the article, LIVESTRONG CEO Doug Ulman hinted that Armstrong might be welcomed back to the Foundation in some capacity. Armstrong said in the article that was news to him.

Armstrong and the Foundation cut ties in November 2012, shortly before he admitted to doping.

KXAN reached out to LIVESTRONG on Wednesday for comment and got this response from Chairman of the Board Jeff Garvey:

“While we remain sincerely grateful to Lance for his leadership and investment in our mission, having him rejoin the LIVESTRONG Foundation in any capacity is not on the table.

Our highest priority is serving cancer patients and survivors to the best of our ability and building a community of support for people affected by this disease. That remains our primary focus.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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