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Richard Jewell - Dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dyno, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    MSNBC reported that he died due to complications from diabetes. I'm sure the stress of being falsely accused had something to with his early death...


    Richard Jewell, the Centennial Olympic Park security guard once suspected — but later cleared — in the bombing of the park during the 1996 Summer Games, was found dead Wednesday in his home in Meriwether County. He was 44.

    County coroner Johnny Worley said Jewell's wife discovered him dead in their Woodbury home at about 10:30 a.m., and he was pronounced dead by Worley about 45 minutes later.
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    The classic example of why you shouldn't rush to judgment.
  3. Unless it's Michael Vick.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    damn... a damn shame...
    Did he ever win his suit against the AJC and others?
  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Convicted in the court of public opinion with one fact repeated in the early stories: "The suspect lives with his mother."


    YHS, etc
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This was a really sad case for all involved. Remember kids, just because the cops think someone is guilty, doesn't make 'em guilty. Just watch Law and Order sometime.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    He would have died sooner if the Internet were as big a deal back then. Imagine how his life would have been torn limb from limb then.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Note the title of the link at the top of the second column. Then notice to which paper the story links.
  9. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    Slappy, I thought I heard earlier today he won the suits he filed against NBC and CNN, but that his lawsuit against AJC was still going through the courts. If I misunderstood any of that, someone, please, feel free to correct me.
  10. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I recall a recent story to that same effect. AJC hadn't settled.

    Edit: Above linked story indicates the same.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Drudge is an asshole.
    Yeah, the media gave him diabetes.

    Go ahead, Matty, continue to base your legacy on a lie.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Feel bad for the guy. Probably didn't have a great life before, or especially after the Olympics.
    Hope his wife comes through this OK.
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