John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide
Two-time US pairs skating champion, John Coughlin, committed self-murder usually one day after being suspended.
John Coughlin, a former two-time U.S. pairs figure skating champion who committed self-murder final week, was reportedly confronting several allegations of passionate misconduct.
Coughlin was confronting 3 reports of passionate bungle opposite him, including dual involving minors, USA Today reported Sunday. All 3 reports were filed with a U.S. Center for SafeSport and a initial news was filed on Dec. 17, that led to a agency’s preference to shorten him, a journal reported.
JOHN COUGHLIN, TWO-TIME US PARIS SKATING CHAMPION, DIES BY SUICIDE AFTER BEING SUSPENDED
The dual other reports, both of that concerned minors, were filed in a final few weeks, and led a cessation from SafeSport, USA Today reported. Coughlin was criminialized from participating “in any capacity, in any activity or competition” involving a U.S. Olympic Committee or U.S. Figure Skating.
U.S. Figure Skating is compulsory to defend SafeSport disciplinary measures.
Coughlin denied a allegations opposite him in a Jan. 7 email to USA Today
Jan 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Caydee Denney and John Coughlin perform during a pairs brief module in a U.S. Figure Skating Championships during TD Garden.
(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
“While we wish we could pronounce openly about a ungrounded allegations levied opposite me, a SafeSport manners forestall me from doing so given a box stays pending,” Coughlin pronounced in a statement. “I note usually that a SafeSport notice of claim itself settled that an claim in no approach constitutes a anticipating by SafeSport or that there is any consequence to a allegation.”
Coughlin, 33, of Kansas City, won his titles in 2011 and 2012. He won with his partner Caitlin Yankowskas in 2011 and afterwards with Caydee Denney in 2012. He also coached and was a commentator for skating competitions.
U.S. Figure Skating expelled a matter on Twitter per Coughlin’s death.
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“We are dumbfounded during a news of a genocide of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our intense and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and a rest of his family. Out of honour to a family, we will have no serve criticism until a after time,” U.S. Figure Skating tweeted.
Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.