Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

Resort Finder
Resort Finder
All Resorts

Olympian Johnson Pleads Innocent

Olympian Johnson Pleads Innocent

posted: 01/01/2000

February 24, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)--Olympic skier Bill Johnson pleaded innocent Wednesday to all charges related to his confrontation with police during a traffic stop this month in Troutdale.

Johnson won Olympic gold during the 1984 Sarajevo games, becoming the first American to win the downhill skiing event.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted assault on a police officer and two counts of resisting arrest.

Johnson suffered a head injury in 2001 in Montana while attempting a comeback bid, slamming head first into hard-packed snow on a downhill training run.

His lawyer says since the accident, Johnson suffers from poor judgment and lack of impulse control.

Johnson allegedly punched the deputy repeatedly and kicked the police officer after taunting them with his gold medal.

Copyright © 2005 The Associated Press

reviews of Olympian Johnson Pleads Innocent
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use