Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Gold Medal Doesn’t Impress Police

`Olympic ski champion Bill Johnson was arrested for allegedly punching a sheriff’s deputy in the face during a traffic stop.

Johnson was stopped in his pickup truck by a Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy and a suburban Troutdale police officer on Friday afternoon. When the officers approached, Johnson pulled out his 1984 gold medal and taunted them by saying, “You don’t have one of these,” police said.

Johnson threw his keys at Deputy Jeff Cordes, reached out his window, grabbed the deputy’s shirt and punched him in the face, police said.’

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