Lance Armstrong's lawyer has revealed the cyclist might take a lie detector test in an attempt to prove he is innocent of doping allegations, but admitted few people would believe the results even if they showed he was telling the truth.
Armstrong has been labelled a "serial cheat" and a bully who led "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen" by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which has stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling for life.
Asked if the Texan would take a lie detector test, Armstrong's lawyer Tim Herman told 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "We might do that, you never know."
He added later: "I don't know if we would or we wouldn't. We might."
Asked what reason there could be for not submitting to a test, Herman added: "Because he's moved on. His name is never going to be clear with anyone beyond what it is today.
"People are fans, most of the people that I've talked to, this is their opinion, it is, 'We don't care whether he did or he didn't'."
Herman also said he would be keen for the 26 witnesses who testified against Armstrong to the USADA to take lie detector tests.
"A lie detector test properly administered, I'm a proponent of that frankly, just personally," he said. "I wouldn't challenge the results of a lie detector test with good equipment, properly administered by a qualified technician. That's a pretty simple answer."