Ariane Friedrich And Internet Stalker, Star German high-jumper Ariane Friedrich has named an alleged stalker on Facebook, citing self-defence.
She posted the name and address of a man who had allegedly pestered her, sending her lewd photographs.
Ms Friedrich, who hopes to take part in the Olympics in London this summer, also filed a criminal complaint.
Thousands of people have weighed into a debate on her Facebook page about her actions, with some defending the alleged stalker’s right to privacy.
The debate has the added complication that Ms Friedrich also works as a police officer.
“I’ve been offended in the past, S-EX-ually harassed, and I’ve had a stalker before,” she wrote, after posting the details of the man who had allegedly sent her a photograph of his genitals in an email.
“It’s time to act, it’s time to defend myself. And that’s what I’m doing. No more and no less. I’m not willing to be a victim again. I’m simply tired and there simply comes a time when enough is enough.”
Her manager, Guenter Eisinger, said the case was now a matter for German prosecutors.
He admitted the incident might overshadow Ms Friedrich’s preparations for the London Olympic Games, AFP news agency reports.
NFL Pro Bowl Negotiations, The NFL and union are in negotiations that could possibly kill the concept of the Pro Bowl game, multiple sources confirmed.
Both league and union officials say privately that while this year’s game might still be played, it’s highly unlikely the concept would last beyond that. The story was first reported by ESPN.
“We have been in discussions with the union about the future of the Pro Bowl,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail. “No determination has been made yet about this season’s game.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t happy with last year’s Pro Bowl which was widely viewed as a joke as players refused to even make basic tackles. And most players have long believed the game was a tremendous waste of time.
Additonally, the idea of an all-star game is an antiquated one, arising from an era when there were fewer opportunities to see the game’s best stars on television. Now, because of the availability of so many games, fans can see the top players anytime they choose. (CBSSports)