Posted by: Tony Carson | 17 November, 2009

With Russian athletes, times have changed

This sounds like something from the good old days from the iron curtain.

Russian commie athlete escapes the horrors of the totalitarian Soviet Union, miraculously appears in the Free World (with help from profit-driven agent), wins the championship in front of adoring throngs, then celebrates by going western: getting pissed, finding some wheels, riding some joy, then getting his picture taken with a number under it.

Skate America Lutai Arrested Figure Skating

Not quite.

According to AP, Andrei Lutai finished 10th at the Skate America competition in Lake Placid then stole a car, drove drunk, got caught, got put in jail where he is being held on a $100,000 cash bail.

His lawyer has “serious doubts” about the DWI and theft charges.

Funny how times change. Well, ‘funny’ is the wrong word.


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