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Role Reversal===> Bode Wins gold, Bill Marolt arrested for Drunk Driving

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yep the same Bill marolt that got on Bode's case for Drinking gets a DUI

Some Links

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/20/bill-marolt-arrested-us-o_n_507229.html


http://www.skiracing.com/?q=node/1426
post #2 of 29
I must say I was quite amused when I read that headline yesterday.
post #3 of 29

"The 10-page team agreement, given to team members over the summer, prohibits the drinking of alcohol in the presence of team staff and contains explicit requirements that athletes “shall wear U.S.S.A.-prescribed apparel” when competing or dealing with the news media.

Marolt, who was paid an annual salary of $559,880, according to the association’s 2004 tax records...".

So here's a guy, who is paid far more than the head of the average non-profit, screwing up publicly.

He collects that kind of money, while Warner Nickerson, one of the top five GS skiers in America, 2nd and a 3rd at the US nationals last week, has to pay his own way to race at all.

He has to go.  I'm writing the USSA to say just that.

http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/contact.html

post #4 of 29
Amen, brother.  What a tool.  The problem is, it ain't up to people like you and I who cough up for USSA licenses, make donations, and so forth...it's up to the trustees and the board, and they probably figure that Marolt is the bee's knees because Marolt (not the athletes, of course...) gave us WC globes and multiple Olympic medals...in other words, as they say in hip hop land, we don't make the fries...



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"The 10-page team agreement, given to team members over the summer, prohibits the drinking of alcohol in the presence of team staff and contains explicit requirements that athletes “shall wear U.S.S.A.-prescribed apparel” when competing or dealing with the news media.

Marolt, who was paid an annual salary of $559,880, according to the association’s 2004 tax records...".

So here's a guy, who is paid far more than the head of the average non-profit, screwing up publicly.

He collects that kind of money, while Warner Nickerson, one of the top five GS skiers in America, 2nd and a 3rd at the US nationals last week, has to pay his own way to race at all.

He has to go.  I'm writing the USSA to say just that.

http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/contact.html

post #5 of 29
Marolt is paid a lot more now.  Regardless, he pissed off a lot of good racers over the years and I don't see a lot of charitable contributions coming in.  On Wall Street, there is a saying: "What goes around, comes around."  Now maybe it is his turn. 
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

"The 10-page team agreement, given to team members over the summer, prohibits the drinking of alcohol in the presence of team staff and contains explicit requirements that athletes “shall wear U.S.S.A.-prescribed apparel” when competing or dealing with the news media.

Marolt, who was paid an annual salary of $559,880, according to the association’s 2004 tax records...".

So here's a guy, who is paid far more than the head of the average non-profit, screwing up publicly.

He collects that kind of money, while Warner Nickerson, one of the top five GS skiers in America, 2nd and a 3rd at the US nationals last week, has to pay his own way to race at all.

He has to go.  I'm writing the USSA to say just that.

http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/contact.html

post #6 of 29
Sounds like this guy needs to be fired.
post #7 of 29
I'd say "beheaded" is more like it...



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Sounds like this guy needs to be fired.
 
post #8 of 29
What a great thread title!  The ski racing gods at work...    
post #9 of 29
On tgr they said it was his THIRD!!! DUI.  Anyone know if this is true?  Someone also posted rules and if you get 1 dui you cant represent the association.
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Originally Posted by NordtheBarbarian View Post

Yep the same Bill marolt that got on Bode's case for Drinking gets a DUI

Some Links

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/20/bill-marolt-arrested-us-o_n_507229.html


http://www.skiracing.com/?q=node/1426


 
post #10 of 29
I say give the job to Bode!
JF
post #11 of 29
Still waiting for some of the folks who have made a hobby here of bashing folks like Bode and others about morals, setting examples, responsibility, the law, etc. to step up and be consistent here.

Likewise puzzled about the lack of board action.

We need a little toe tapping emoticon...
post #12 of 29
 None of you ever drove drunk? You've got to be kidding me. 
post #13 of 29
Spinner, this place has sea shells in the johns now instead if TP....now if the topic was rockered skis....
post #14 of 29
Drive, no... Skied downhill skis, maybe...

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 None of you ever drove drunk? You've got to be kidding me. 
post #15 of 29

Edited by Pine - 11/12/10 at 9:36pm
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by WaStraightLine View Post

Drive, no... Skied downhill skis, maybe...
 


I'm with this guy...
post #17 of 29
Amen, brother...however...it's kind of like the USTA, right?  In other words, if you want to ski race under the USSA aegis, the USSA is the only game in town, and once we cough up, we basically have no choice in how the money is spent, right?  Per what somebody said above, looks like it's time for the USSA board to take action...but I'll bet you a thousand dollars to a box of donuts they don't do a damned thing...



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Originally Posted by Pine View Post

It's going to be hard for me to pony up the money for a competitor's membership next year knowing where the money goes.
 
post #18 of 29
Nice Sig, couldn't agree more.
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I'm with this guy...
post #19 of 29
I'm shocked he's paid that much! Come on. Didn't he used to own a big share of Marker years back. This guy obviously has figured out how to make a hell of a living working in the industry. And apparently enjoys a toddy or two.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Pine View Post

It's going to be hard for me to pony up the money for a competitor's membership next year knowing where the money goes.

x2. The fact that they just raised the price to is a bit absurd, seeing as they dont even give us fucking competition guides anymore, or that crappy magazine... oh wait, they still do that but they email it to you. WHO THE HELL READS A MAGAZINE ONLINE?!

USSA is a frickn joke.
post #21 of 29
 They bring home the gold.
post #22 of 29
certainly gold for Bill M...
post #23 of 29
Should he be fired for making too much money or for being a hypocrite?  Or maybe for getting caught?

Wha-dee-blow.  Sounds like it's going to be a costly drunk.  Probably forgot to dim his lights.
post #24 of 29
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Should he be fired for making too much money or for being a hypocrite?  Or maybe for getting caught?

Wha-dee-blow.  Sounds like it's going to be a costly drunk.  Probably forgot to dim his lights.

All of above.  There was a bit of a storm a few years ago when it came out what he was taking in pay from a budget strapped non profit..  He somehow stayed on, perhaps because of our culture of corporate excess made him look not so bad.. 

Then he decided Bode's candor was bad for the image of the team and decided to pass some juvenile policies for adult skiers.  Now we see he is not only a hypocrite, but an indiscreet one.
post #25 of 29
Well said!
post #26 of 29
It always ends up being the one pointing fingers at others that is found guilty.  In all fairness though, I don't see how folks in the PR and fund raising roles can avoid being over .08% with all the wining and dining they do.  Limos get expensive and sometimes aren't available when it's time to hit the road.

It's really to the point where people that drink anything at all shouldn't take their own car lest they will eventually get a DUI (or three!).
post #27 of 29
Well I agree things happen. I also agree, you shouldn't be driving when you are drinking, but main point is not in "things happen" or "you really shouldn't drive when you drink". Point is in ridiculous policy he put in place few years back, and now same policy should also be valid for him too. He forbid coaches and service guys (at least those employed by USST) to drink anything when skiers would be present. That includes glass of vine at dinner, or glass of champagne after athlete getting WC globe. It doesn't matter if it's beginning of season, or after last race of season. And there was (maybe still is) a guy, who was actually playing role of policeman for this matter.
Now we come to point, when this policy should stick for coaches and techs, but it's obviously no problem for person, who actually put it into place, not to respect it.
post #28 of 29
Spinner, I'm one of the ones who spoke out here about Bode's lapse of judgement.  I've pulled racers out of a competitions for similar actions.  I've also fired coaches over poor behavior choices.  Respect for leaders comes when they lead by example.  Marolt has dropped the leadership ball, he should go.  After the success at this years Olympics, I doubt he'll be be shown the door.  
Edited by Rick - 4/18/10 at 6:43am
post #29 of 29
I'll drink to that!  BTW, see:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/sports/skiing/18ski.html?hp&ex=&ei=&partner=
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Originally Posted by primoz View Post

Well I agree things happen. I also agree, you shouldn't be driving when you are drinking, but main point is not in "things happen" or "you really shouldn't drive when you drink". Point is in ridiculous policy he put in place few years back, and now same policy should also be valid for him too. He forbid coaches and service guys (at least those employed by USST) to drink anything when skiers would be present. That includes glass of vine at dinner, or glass of champagne after athlete getting WC globe. It doesn't matter if it's beginning of season, or after last race of season. And there was (maybe still is) a guy, who was actually playing role of policeman for this matter.
Now we come to point, when this policy should stick for coaches and techs, but it's obviously no problem for person, who actually put it into place, not to respect it.
 

Edited by quant2325 - 4/17/10 at 8:57pm
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