Sunday, June 20

What I Missed - Part One - Bobek Pleading Guilty

What another train wreck of a former skater, and this one to the extreme. 1995 National Champion and World Bronze Medalist Nicole Bobek pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. We all remember her sexy July 2009 mugshot, and if we don't, it can be re-lived it here. The page itself is screwy, as it goes into news about a tornado touch down after the first paragraph, but she faces up to 10 years in prison.

Now let's remember back to happier days for Nicole. Talk about skating under the new system long before the new system existed (HUGE flutz aside). She had spins and spirals to die for, and an amazing ability to sell the skate. Here is her interpretive free skate from the 1998 World Pro Championship. If you aren't familiar with Nicole, they should give you a very good idea of how much flair and personality she brought to the ice once upon a time. Sigh.

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