Charlie Sheen on Armstrong: 'Better Guys Are Forgiven Faster'

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    Actor Charlie Sheen arrives for the taping of the television show "The Comedy Central"s Roast of Charlie Sheen" at Sony studios in Culver City, California September 10, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
January 31, 2013|4:44 pm

Charlie Sheen has become the latest celebrity to comment on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong this week.

While appearing on "The Tonight Show," the 47-year-old actor offered his take on Armstrong's recent admittance of using performance-enhancing drugs during his prolific cycling career.

"He's kind of a d-----," said the "Anger Management" star.

Sheen quickly added: "Wow, I didn't just say that, did I? That's based on meeting him."

The actor then recounted the first time he had met Armstrong when he had introduced himself to the cyclist.

"He said, 'That's nice,'" Sheen told Jay Leno on Wednesday's "Tonight" show.

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"Sorry to bother you, Captain B-------," Sheen sarcastically added. "Go get a paper route, dude."

No stranger to disgrace, Sheen compared himself to Armstrong.

"If he was a better guy … in his life, he'd be forgiven a lot faster and a lot easier, kinda like me," said the actor before the audience applauded.

Armstrong's admittance of doping has outraged fans, and the cyclist has since been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as well as banned from cycling for life.

Sheryl Crow, who was briefly engaged to the cyclist, also commented on the Armstrong news.

After hearing "bits and pieces" of Armstrong's revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey, Crow offered her own take on the situation while speaking to Entertainment Tonight.

"I think that honesty is always the best bet and that the truth will set you free," the 50-year-old singer told ET's Nancy O'Dell, according to CBS News.

"To carry around a weight like that would be devastating in the long run," added Crow.

The singer began dating Armstrong in 2003, the same year he divorced his wife of five years, Kristin.

Furthermore, avid cyclist and actor Matthew McConaughey also voiced his disappointment in his former cycling associate.

"My first reaction was I was pissed off. I was mad. I then got kind of sad for him," the "Lincoln Lawyer" star told MTV News of his friend Armstrong.

"First off, I had a part of me that took it kind of personally, which I think a lot of people have," McConaughey continued. "What I mean by this is, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, 'Hey man, I did it but don't tell anybody.' Then I would have really had a reason to be pissed off at him, going, 'You want me to walk around holding this?'"

"Silver Linings Playbook" star Bradley Cooper revealed that he would be "interested' in portraying Armstrong in a future film, but for now, the possibility is "nuts," he told The Los Angeles Times.

 

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