Nicole Bobek from Olympian to Drug Ring

July 6, 2009

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Nicole Bobek was once one of the most talented and troubled skaters in the world.  In 1995 she took home the gold at the US Championships and the bronze at the World Figure Skating Championships.  Today she was arrested in connection with a drug ring in New York believed to be distributing methamphetamine.  The now 31 year old resides in Florida and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

An ankle injury and lack of rehab kept her off the skating circuit for a couple of years until she made it back for the 1998 Winter Olympics finishing 17th.  This will not be her first run in with the law. In 1994, at the age of 17, she was arrested for first degree home invasion for which she received probation.

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