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Attorney says Armstrong won't interview under oath with USADA

FILE - In this May 5, 2009 file photo, Lance Armstrong speaks during a press conference following a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, in Rome. Armstrong is facing a Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 deadline to decide whether he will meet with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials and talk with them under oath about what he knows about performance-enhancing drug use in cycling. The agency has said Armstrong's cooperation in its cleanup effort is the only path open to Armstrong if his lifetime ban from sports it to be reduced. (AP Photo/Sandro Pace, File)

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong’s attorney says the disgraced cyclist won’t interview under oath with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials who wanted him to tell them all he knows about doping.

USADA officials had said Armstrong must speak with them if he hoped to reduce his lifetime ban from sports. Wednesday was the deadline for him to agree to interview.

After more than two months of negotiations, Armstrong attorney Tim Herman says Armstrong won’t participate in a process designed “only to demonize selected individuals.”

Armstrong has said he was willing to participate in an international effort to clean up cycling.

In January, he admitted to doping to win seven Tour de France titles. Those titles have been stripped.