Originally Posted by Cirquerider
NOBIS, JEREMY MCCARTHUR ATTY: YENGICH, RONALD J
Well, he hired a good attorney - Yengich is no slouch.
However, Nobis' case goes to show what it means to throw all of life's eggs in one basket. He is a talented skier who basically decided to shun academics, thinking that skiing would fulfill all of his life's dreams. But it left him rather one-dimensional, so in the off-months, there's not much to take up time. Given that his lifestyle can be very solitary, and that many of his local peers in Park City have 9-5 day lives these days, there wasn't much to do to pass time.
It's not a fun life, any way you look at it, and I feel sorry for him that he's slipped so far. He's a nice bloke - was always personable as a junior racer and during his USST days - so there's a chance that he can right the ship.
Maybe he'll work on some college studies while he's serving time (and there's little doubt that he'll serve at least some time in the pokey) - he could stand to broaden his horizons a smidge.
Just my $0.02 - YMMV.