Here's a bizarre story. 2004 Olympic Champion and Ohio State assistant coach Paul Hamm
was arrested for assault on Saturday night.
"Police arrested Paul Hamm after they said he assaulted a taxi driver and then wrestled with a police officer late Saturday night.
According to police, Hamm took a taxi from the downtown area to his home in Upper Arlington. The report states he fell asleep and when the driver woke him up he said he would not pay the $23.00 cab fare.
According to the report, after an argument, Hamm damaged a window of the cab, punched and kicked the driver.
When the officer asked Hamm how many drinks he had consumed Hamm said he had “probably 8 drinks.”
Hamm is charged with assault and two other misdemeanors. He is free on bond awaiting a September 15th arraignment.
Hamm is coaching at Ohio State while simultaneously training for his comeback to the sport. He plans to be ready to compete at the February 2012 Winter Cup Challenge and make a run at the 2012 Olympics. Let's hope this is a one-time incident.
Updated on May 22, 2013, 11:17am