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    • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
      Jim Thorpe played a prisoner in White Heat.

      And of course, Bruce Jenner should have been put into prison for making Can't Stop the Music with the Village People.
      Just found this old thread. Is this when Bruce got "turned'?

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      • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
        Belated mention of Jeffrey (formerly Lord) Archer, former Member of the British Parliament and bestselling novelist. He was a sprinter in the early 60s and made one appearance for GB. He was convicted of perjury which led to a 4 year sentence (serving 2) and him being stripped of his peerage.

        One of my favorite authors.

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        • Originally posted by ;1650636
          New Zealand Decathlete (PB 8366 points) did jail time recently for importing drugs (not the streoid type) into NZ.
          Simon Poelman 3 years jail in 1998 for importing ecstacy

          Also 2 years for fraud in 2000 for 64 year old Jeff Julian, NZ marathon runner.

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          Damn. Onset of senility. Working through the posts, I just discovered I made the same post May 2018.
          Last edited by Tuariki; 12-01-2019, 09:49 AM.

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          • Not in prison yet, but the Israeli national heptathlon record holder has been arrested and charged with running a sex trafficking ring. https://www.timesofisrael.com/former...fficking-ring/

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            • One athlete sentenced to death (for international drug smuggling) is former Aussie javelin champion (1967 & 1977) Reg Spiers (PB 78.12 in 1963) who had finished 5th in the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

              He had more 'success' as a crim. Sentenced to 10 years jail in Australia, he disappeared to India where he also faced drug charges, before escaping authorities yet again. Two years afterwards Sri Lankan customs found 41 packs of drugs including heroin in his possession and in 1987 he received the death sentence.

              A successful appeal commuted this sentence to 5 years of jail in his home-town of Adelaide.

              His daughter followed in the same footsteps as Dad. No, she wasn't a good javelin thrower. She was sentenced to 6 years jail in 2012 for manufacturing and selling meth.
              Last edited by Vault-emort; 06-25-2020, 04:20 AM.

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              • The only other Aussie who springs to mind is double Olympic finalist & Commonwealth Games 400m champion Darren Clark (PBs 10.47, 20,49, 44,38).

                He was given a six-month suspended sentence for driving offences in 2004. During that period, he was again caught driving (twice) with a suspended licence, speeding on one of those occasions. The judge iin his second court appearance took pity on him, due to Clark's history of depression, and put him on a two-year good behaviour bond.

                He has avoided trouble since then.

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                • Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
                  One athlete sentenced to death (for international drug smuggling) is former Aussie javelin champion (1967 & 1977) Reg Spiers (PB 78.12 in 1963) who had finished 5th in the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

                  He had more 'success' as a crim. Sentenced to 10 years jail in Australia, he disappeared to India where he also faced drug charges, before escaping authorities yet again. Two years afterwards Sri Lankan customs found 41 packs of drugs including heroin in his possession and in 1987 he received the death sentence.

                  A successful appeal commuted this sentence to 5 years of jail in his home-town of Adelaide.

                  His daughter followed in the same footsteps as Dad. No, she wasn't a good javelin thrower. She was sentenced to 6 years jail in 2012 for manufacturing and selling meth.
                  At least he would go to any length to be there on her birthday...:

                  In 1964 Australian athlete Reg Spiers sent himself from London to Australia in a wooden box - he was transported as freight in the cargo hold of a plane.

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                  • Gotta love a javelin thrower called Spiers!

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                    • Previously mentioned on the Nassar thread, Phil Banning held the UK indoor 1500 record in the 70s. Now serving 7 and a half years in one of Her Majesty's boarding houses:

                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49316854

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                      • Headline - Former Norland High track star Tyrese Cooper held after armed robbery in Miami-Dade


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                        • Good grief...he was supposed to be at Oregon now...

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                          • Sad (and telling) that news about Cooper now belongs on this thread, instead of in Current Events where we all had such high hopes for what he would do at the elite level.

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                            • Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                              I am surprised that 400 hurdler Danny Harris has not been mentioned - sexual assault, I think. Not only did he have a couple Silvers (84 and 87) but he ended The Streak.
                              I don't know about Danny Harris, but maybe you meant Angelo Taylor? He " was arrested twice in 2005 for child molestation in two separate incidents involving two 15-year-old girls. He later pled guilty to lesser charges and was granted probation."
                              So prison time served as far as I know.
                              Last edited by Jacksf; 03-10-2021, 05:19 AM.

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                              • see my original response to the Harris suggestion:

                                <<please, before you attach crimes—particularly something that serious—to somebody, have a better rationale than "I think."

                                google suggests he was charged with (and I don't find any resolutin of the matter) with "inappropriate contact," which while as heinous as it might be, isn't assult.>>

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