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Paul Hamm arrested for assault after taxi ride, drunk, watch police video
Paul Hamm was arrested over the weekend for alleged assault with a taxi cab driver...looks like he had been drinking too much, and lost control of himself. [QUOTE] A former Olympian and current Ohio State assistant gymnastics coach was arrested over the weekend after an alleged assault. Police arrested Paul Hamm after they said he assaulted a taxi driver and then wrestled with a police officer late Saturday night in the 2500 block of Wexford Avenue, 10TV News reported. According to police, Hamm took a taxi from the Arena District 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. Abdinasir Elmi, the driver of the cab, said he was trying to help Hamm open the window when Hamm hit him. "I was trying to help him to open the window and he said ‘(expletive) you’ and he hit me with his elbow on my mouth," said Elmi. According to the report, after an argument, Hamm damaged a window of the cab, punched and kicked Elmi. The driver called police and when they arrived, police said they struggled to get Hamm under control. [/QUOTE] Former Olympian, Current Ohio State Asst. Gymnastics Coach Arrested After Assault | WBNS-10TV You can watch the police video here: Former Olympian, Current Ohio State Asst. Gymnastics Coach Arrested After Assault | WBNS-10TV Paul Hamm is the current Ohio State assistant gymnastics coach since Spring 2011. [QUOTE]Ohio State University said they were aware of Hamm’s arrest and will allow due process and then make a determination on a course of action. [/QUOTE] And Paul Hamm has also still been talking about a comeback (he's three-time Olympic medalist, won the all-around competition at the 2004 Olympic Games).
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Paul Hamm has been fired from his assistant gymnastics coaching job at Ohio State today. [QUOTE] "After meeting with Coach (Rustam) Sharipov and considering his recommendations, Paul Hamm has been terminated as an assistant coach with the Ohio State men's gymnastics team, effective immediately," Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president/director of athletics, said. "We have high standards for our coaching staff and unfortunately Mr. Hamm failed to meet those standards." [/QUOTE] Ohio State Terminates Assistant Coach Paul Hamm - OhioStateBuckeyes.com - The Official Athletic site of The Ohio State University Paul Hamm will also have to find another place to train now, as he is making a comeback to compete again in February 2012. http://www.gymchat.com/messageboards/college-gymnastics-news-blogs/165632-ohio-state-terminates-assistant-coach-paul-hamm.html#post170640
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