Springtime for Tonya

A whack ends with a whimper as the skater plea-bargains her way out of a potential trial

Tonya Harding may have missed a crucial triple Axel in Lillehammer, but she managed to execute a flawless triple entendre in Oregon last week. Standing abjectly before Judge Donald Londer, Harding pleaded guilty to hindering investigators' efforts to unravel the conspiracy behind the Jan. 6 attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan. Then Harding offered the hushed courtroom a single sentence: "I'd just like to say I'm really sorry that I interfered." It was a nice bit of public contrition, but what exactly did it mean? Was Harding * sorry that that her actions had obstructed the investigation? Or was she sorry that...

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