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February 14th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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QUICK RECAP: South African olympian, Oscar Pistorius, best known as the "blade runner" from last summer's olympics, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Shots were heard after dawn this morning and police arrived to find paramedics unsuccessfully trying to save the woman. Pistorius was the only other person on-scene and has been arrested. Early media responses suggested that it may have been a mistake, suggesting that Pistorius mistook the woman for an intruder (and S. African break in crime is common), but the police are working hard to debunk that. Pistorius has been witnessed in several public altercations with female companions, and there is a suggestion of a history of domestic violence.

THOUGHTS? Isn't it sad when the "best and brightest" of our world's athletes are found to be so lacking in other regards? (Lance Armstrong also comes to mind in a different but similar way.)
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February 14th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Oh how sad! I hadn't heard about that. I was a fan of his in the Olympics, so I'd like to think he wouldn't do that, but who knows. Hopefully they figure it out soon!
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February 14th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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It is really sad when we see things like this. It also makes me think of Michael Vick. He was/is a star athlete and was caught hosting vicious dog fights at his house. People were gambling on the dogs. It's awful how some people are so talented but they take life for-granted.

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February 14th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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ugh... bummer valentine's day news. I hadn't heard about this! I absolutely hate to think of anyone harming someone they love, or don't love for that matter.

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February 15th, 2013, 02:05 AM
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Thats horrible. If you dont like someone there are plenty of other waus to get rid of them or get away from them...

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February 15th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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So the latest news indicates that there definitely was a history of domestic violence on his part. I think to me the craziest part was that his girlfriend was actually an advocate for domestic violence/battered women. And all the while, she herself was being battered - and as happens in these situations, she stayed just one day too long. Tragic.
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February 15th, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Sad sad sad.

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