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RIP Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide.

    Peterson, a freestyle skier who patented the so-called "Hurricane" and took second place in aerials at the Vancouver Games with it, called 911 before shooting himself, police said. The 29-year-old had been cited for drunken driving Friday in Hailey, Idaho and had pleaded not guilty.

  2. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    I saw the "RIP Jeret" and feared the worst. :'(

    Long live Jetes.
  3. ringer

    ringer Member

    Men's Journal published the definitive piece on him last year.

    Very, very sad indeed.
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