January 13, 2016

Picabo Street allegedly pushed her 76-year-old father down 2 flights of stairs.

The Olympic gold-medalist skier is charged with assault and domestic violence.

26 comments:

Ryan said...

Never let your daughter name herself.

Spiros Pappas said...

Two?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Spiros Pappas said...

Two?

Yeah, but they only count his fastest run.

Sal said...

She used to be so cute!

Rae said...

Misdemeanor domestic violence and assault? I would say pushing somebody down two flights of stairs and then locking him in warrants a felony charge.

mccullough said...

The first line of the story, "things have gone downhill," is just awful.

Gahrie said...

Well...if my Dad had named me Picabo, I might have pushed him down a flight of stairs.

I'm just saying.....

eddie willers said...

Did they take him to the wing of the Hospital she donated? The Picabo ICU?

Birkel said...

There's no excuse for violence against women.

Emil Blatz said...

Rough crowd, rough crowd. I'm tellin ya, where I grew up, now that was a rough neighborhood. Why at my high school, after we sacked the quarterback - we went after his family!

. - Rodney Dangerfield

veni vidi vici said...

She has the look of someone who feels cheated by fame, angry at fate for not making her more famous/successful than she believes she should've been.

But then, Olympic medalists can't all be Caitlyn, after all.

EDH said...

Hmm, so that's what happens when you give a female Olympic skier a silly name?

In related news, ChapStick executives have been moved to an undisclosed location for their protection.

Humperdink said...
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Humperdink said...

The thrill of victory, and the agony of the stairs.

rhhardin said...

It might have been an sccident.

1. Suppose I tie a string across a stairhead. A fragile relative, from whom I have expectations, trips over it, falls, and perishes. Should we ask whether I tied the string there intentionally? Well, but it's hard to see how I could have done such a thing unintentionally, or even (what is not the same) not done it intentionally. You don't do that sort of thing -- by accident? By mistake? Inadvertently? Or on the other hand, would I be bound to admit I did it "on purpose" or "purposely"? That has an ugly sound. What could the purpose have been if not to trip at least someone? Mayne I had better claim I was simply passing the time, playing cat's cradle, practising tying knots.

J.L.Austin, "Three Ways of Spilling Ink" _Philosophical Papers_ p.274-275

David said...

al-co-hol??

The Drill SGT said...

Spiros Pappas said...
Two?


If the stairs between two floors has a landing in the middle (say to change direction), then each section of stairs is a 'flight'

Hagar said...

If I had been "pushed down" two flights of stairs, I would have had a lot more than "some scratches on my elbows and neck," if I was alive at all.

This sounds like it is the father who is preferring charges on his daughter, though it was he who started this. But Picabo is the famous one, and he gets the sympathy for being 76 years old and all, besides it makes a better story from the paparazzis' point of view.

Stand by for further bulletins.

Michael K said...

The parents were hippies. That's why they named her that silly name.

Sounds like she got their genes.

RLB_IV said...

This is what happens to Ted Kennedy's old squeezes.

madAsHell said...

Three kids? ...and grandpa is the only adult male in the house? I'll guess her baby daddy had already hit the road.....so to speak.

Hagar said...

There is nothing in the aticle that says grandpa was a resident in the house; it rather suggests this was a home invasion.

Char Char Binks said...

I'd forgotten she existed.

American Liberal Elite said...

He named her Picabo; she gets one free push.

Ambrose said...

Ms. Street was heard to shout: "Why couldn't you have named me Sue?"

Fabi said...

Ignorance is Bliss owes me a new keyboard.