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Nike's split from Lance? 'Whatever It Takes'

Updated: October 17, 2012, 11:16 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

The news that even Nike can no longer stomach keeping a place warm for Lance Armstrong despite the rogue's gallery of other endorser-athletes it has stood by over the years is a remarkable twist in the cyclist's accelerating spiral from heroic cultural icon to disgraced champion and unconscionable liar. Even Nike has had enough?

The same company that stuck with Tiger Woods through every disgrace, re-signed Michael Vick after his dogfighting scandal and remained loyal to Kobe Bryant ...

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