December 20, 2012
Today thesmokinggun.com revealed the sad news that the NCAA’s most decorated female track athlete (9 NCAA titles while at Wisconsin) and three-time United States Olympian Suzy Favor-Hamilton has been working as a $600 an hour call girl in Vegas and other parts of the world.
All the details on Favor-Hamilton’s double life can be found in the Smoking Gun’s story where Hamilton admits to her double life.
Once the story broke, the married Favor-Hamilton took to twitter to issue her own statement. It is below:
“I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing. I was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life. It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life. I do not expect people to understand, but the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression. As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought I would be exposed, therefore never hurting anybody. I have been seeking the help of a psychologist for the past few weeks and will continue to do so after I have put things together. I cannot emphasize enough how sorry I am to anyone I have hurt as a result of my actions and greatly appreciate the support from family and those closest to me. I fully intend to make amends and get back to being a good mother, wife, daughter, and friend.”
–Suzy Favor Hamilton @favorhamilton
Hamilton, in addition to being a three time Olympian and 9 time NCAA champion, won three USATF 1500m titles and was runner-up to drug cheat Regina Jacobs 8 times.
Hopefully she gets the counseling she needs.
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