Olympic medalist Ezekiel Kemboi was charged right before the London games with trying to knife a woman in his native Kenya.
Kemboi's legal troubles back home, nevertheless, didn't hinder the 30-year-old man from snagging the gold medal for the 3000 meter steeplechase Sunday.
Kemboi was busted in June, after a Kenyan woman accused him of stabbing her on the way home from a date, according to police. The unidentified victim said she rejected the Olympian's sexual advances, and he became irate with her.
There must be some truth to the woman's version of events. Kemboi is an Olympic gold medalist, and is one of the most famous people in his country. What's more, Kemboi is himself a policeman. There is no way the authorities would have charged one of their own with an attempted stabbing, unless they believed the victim's story.
Of course, maybe the Olympic gold medalist is the one telling the truth. Perhaps the woman tried to extort Kemboi, he refused to pay up, and she went to the cops. Who knows? The charges were withdrawn temporarily, but this case is far from over, and the alleged stabbing continues to be investigated.