http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2...nicole_bo.html"She played a significant role in this operation," said Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said of the probe that took down a methamphetamine ring and resulted in more than a dozen arrests, including Bobek. "She was actively involved in the upper echelon of this ring."
I understood Bobek to be a party animal. I remember commentators remaking that she really lacked discipline or something to that effect. And I clearly remember a comment that her coach had slept right outside the door or her room to make sure that she didn't go out partying in the evening. It struck me because it was such an unusual and seemingly amusing comment.
I can see how being young means it's more likely that you'd have adults watching out for you (like your example with her coach) but there are still plenty of examples of older adults whose lives would be a certifiable mess if not for their friends and/or family watching out for them. Sad that either Nicole didn't have any real friends watching out for her, or that she joined the wrong crowd and left all of her old friends behind.
If not, she must have been THE most talented and energetic young woman on the face of the planet if she had to overcome her life being a complete mess to achieve what she did.
And "party animal" doesn't automatically segue into "meth drug ringleader." She had to take a pretty steep nosedive for that.
And I thought I was a boring homebody.
Poor Nicole. So August 5th is the date, well at least she only has about three more sleeps before she finds out her sentence...
If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.
Her life always seemed to be on a crash course to something. Hopefully she will serve her time and will be able to be healed.
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Nicole has been a trainwreck since she was a teenager. She was accused of stealing just prior to her winning the World's bronze medal. Instead of building on that success she returned to form as a talented yet extremely lazy skater. If she had trained properly she could've easily been a medalist at the 1998 Olympics. She may not have been Kwan or Lipinski, but based on the level of skating she could've captured that bronze medal away from Lulu.
I have little to no sympathy for people who get all the opportunities in the world to clean up there life and don't do it. With her skating credentials she could've become a top flight coach making a nice living. But that would take years of hard work and we all know Nicole has no concept of working hard to achieve a goal.
She got off lucky. She only has to spend a year in jail. I feel story for her. She didn't get a proper education and the only thing she knows is skating. SOI is on life support and wouldn't take her anyway and her personality is not suited to coaching.
No matter the circumstances it is always sad to see someone life ruined by substance abuse. I hope she can get healthy.
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Yes, we see the "succes" stories, but sadly a lot of inmates just learn more ways to break the law
I am in agreement with you here that this is not the "best" place to turn your life around, but... we can hope she will...
Not to excuse what she did but Nicole did not have the easiest upbringing with the 'whiff of scandal' surrounding her mom and the late "auntie." I always felt a little sad for Nicole. It's always easy to be a Monday Morning Quarterback on these things but perhaps if she had a more traditional upbringing she may have learned different habits and ways? Ah well, I wish her well after the sentencing and punishment are over.
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Bobek could have been an even bigger star than Michelle Kwan if she'd kept her head together. Agree with her being a very good prospect for bronze (or even silver, if Kwan had screwed up badly) in 1998. If only she'd had the work ethic to secure this outcome, she'd be a skating commentator or top coach now, and she'd still be commanding decent appearance fees for ice shows. She had the glamorous blonde looks that would have secured her a ton of endorsements outside of skating too.
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Hate to break it to you, but there are plenty of kids from "traditional" families who also end up getting into trouble with the law....
I would have been here sooner, but the bus kept stopping for other people to get on it. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Yeah, because if she had had a mother and father instead of a mother and "auntie", she could have grown up to be Joran Van der Sloot
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