Bankruptcy trustee postpones Rulon Gardner auction, reconsidering what possessions he will keep

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  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 22, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    I find this story not only sad but heart breaking. I watched him win that match and how proud I was not only for the USA but for him. Then I hear how his life has gone into a tail spin and it just makes me sad. What a waste of talent. I understand some of it he was taken by fraud but you have to do your homework. Other is just plain lack of judgement. Seems to be more than I would have expected here.

    As for his things I agree with 2 cents that what he earned and was given to him for his achievements should be his. Anything bought and some of the materialistic things should be sold for his creditors. But for heavens sake let him have some things he deserves and earned. Sell the Others and send him a bill for the rest. I hope he is a man of honor like I have thought. We all make mistakes. Some are just worth more $$ to those we offend.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 3:58 a.m.

    There has to be reasonalbe judgment as to what constitutes personal property for the cause of bankruptcy if it was legitimate loans or shark attacks from causes beyond his control. Some of these debts are the fraud of others involved in his life. Being victimized twice is not justice, that's criminal as well. This case is an act of vengeance and greed, not right and wrong.

    Personal achievements and titles are intellectual property and cannot be taken away from a person. They were awards merit that cannot be bought and should not be considered assets of value in any bankruptcy. Stripping this man to give up his life's works as a representative of the United States in honor of his country and the american people does not merit them being stolen from him regardless of value. Items used as collateral for debt are surrender for monetary purposes are the only assets relevant to bankruptcy. He still has title to the items as intellectual property and value cannot be established by any means.