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    Who do we have on a team of the best T&F athletes who have spent time in the slammer? Either before, during or after their T&F career counts. US/World Men/Women?

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    OJ Simpson... don't forget he was quite the trackster, on USC's WR 440 relay team.

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    • #3
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      From the UK:
      400m David Jenkins
      PV Keith Stock

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      • #4
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        One of the best high school 400m hurdlers of his era (late '70s as I recall) was a kid from Baltimore named Adrian Ward. Shortly after high school he became a ward of the state.

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        • #5
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          110H Chris Nelloms
          HJ Igor Paklin (according to another thread earlier this week)

          Does Carl count following his DUI a few weeks ago? He was locked up for a few hours.

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          • #6
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            OJ was found not guilty, so he doesn't qualify.

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            • #7
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              Sure he does, he spent a year in the slammer without bail. Good enough to qualify.

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              • #8
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                Add Henry Thomas, according to another thread a couple of days ago.

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                • #9
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                  Mamo Wolde did time in Ethiopia--unjustly--because he ended up on the wrong side in civil strife.

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                  • #10
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                    And don't forget 800M man David Mack.....Mr. LAPD was sent to the pokey a few years back.....

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                    • #11
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                      Bob Hayes served 18 months, I believe. He was a decent sprinter, too.

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                      • #12
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                        >Mamo Wolde did time in
                        >Ethiopia--unjustly--because he ended up on the
                        >wrong side in civil strife.>>

                        Devil's advocate question: how do you know it was unjust? Just because every running rag in the world jumped on the story with plots that ran along the line of "he's a runner, therefore he must be innocent"? As I recall, when the "new" government finally came in his sentence was commuted but he was never declared innocent.

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                        • #13
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                          If we get desperate to fill a few events we can probably use the whole Iraq national team. Uday used to imprison and torture underperforming sportsmen, especially footballers (sorry, soccer players to you guys...you know why we call it football? Because you use your bloody feet!)

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                          • #14
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                            >Devil's
                            >advocate question: how do you know it was unjust?
                            >Just because every running rag in the world
                            >jumped on the story with plots that ran along the
                            >line of "he's a runner, therefore he must be
                            >innocent"? As I recall, when the "new"
                            >government finally came in his sentence was
                            >commuted but he was never declared innocent.

                            The old Mengistu government was more corrupt and terrible than most of us can imagine. Quite literally, the Baathists didn't look so bad in comparison. The evidence against Wolde published in the western press was the testimony of one individual, who was originally accused of the murder himself. The accused was a government member, Wolde was not, and that was that.

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                            • #15
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                              >you know why we call it
                              >football? Because you use your bloody feet!)

                              I'd read that centuries ago it was originally a catch-all for any ball game that was played on foot (as opposed to on horseback). I much prefer "football" and "athletics" to "soccer" and "track and field (and racewalking and cross country and road racing)". Just so much simpler.

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