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Published: Tuesday, July 26 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Linda A
Orem, UT

Sometimes the demons are just too strong. I hope Jeret is now at peace.


I'm sorry to hear about Speedy's death. I've had depression all my life. You have to live with it. I'm sorry Speedy. I hope you are in a better place.

Love Utah
Draper, UT

It's a tragedy that someone who is so successful for our country, is also failed by our country, by the inability to recognize and help him rid his demonds. RIP Jeret.

Leesburg, VA

Can we get a more compassionate picture of Jeret for this story?

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

These bold and daring kids spend their lives taking risks -- and there's no recognition of the linkage between what makes them winners and other risk-taking behavior.

How many times have we heard of an athlete going to rehab?

Mr. Moots
Salt Lake City, UT

This country did not fail Speedy. Give me a break.

If anything we gave him more than most.

It seems like very few people want to be held accountable for their own actions these days.

Stop doing drugs and drinking. It doesn't seem to be helping anyone's life.

If you continue to make those choices and it doesn't make you happy. Then please don't blame our Country.


Midway, UT

Seriously Des News?!? A mug shot is all you could find for an olympic silver medalist? Thumbs down.

Beaverton, OR

Although I feel for Speedy and all he went through, did he ever get the psychological help he so desperately needed? It almost sounds like he had manic depression, not just the "normal" depression. His actions were screaming for help. People with mania tendencies need psychological counseling and medication to correct the imbalances of their lives.

Ogden, UT


The greatest public successes and accolades cannot fill the void of a troubled, abusused, and lonely childhood.

May God bring peace to his soul...

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Riles: What else do you expect? This is what the d-news has become....a churchier version of Faux News.

Heber City, UT

Sad, sad story. Condolences to his family.

Midway, UT

I honestly didn't expect anyone to listen...so hats off to whoever changed the mugshot to a picture of Speedy in victory. Much better.

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