NEW INFORMATION: No comment on Hamilton's confession from UW, Big Ten

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

(AP) - The Big Ten isn't talking about the future of the Suzy Favor Athlete of the Year Award, named after three-time Olympian who revealed this week she lived a double life as an escort in Las Vegas.

Favor Hamilton, who runs a realty firm in Wisconsin, posted her confession on her Twitter account Thursday after a report on The Smoking Gun website detailed her life as a prostitute.

A spokesman for the Big Ten conference, which hands out the award named after the nine-time NCAA champion, had no comment about the news Friday. Neither did a spokesman from the University of Wisconsin, where Favor Hamilton competed for the Badgers and won 23 conference titles.
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(AP) - Three-time Olympian runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted leading a double life as an escort.

She apologized Thursday after a report by The Smoking Gun website said she had been working as a prostitute in Las Vegas.

The 44-year-old Favor Hamilton lives in Madison, Wis. The Smoking Gun said she has been working for the last year for an escort service.

Soon after the story appeared online, Hamilton released a series of tweets saying in part that she was "drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life."

A middle-distance runner, Favor Hamilton competed for the U.S. at the Olympics in 1992, 1996 and 2000 but did not win a medal. She won seven U.S. national titles.


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