Richard Jewell and the Olympic Park Bombing

December 1996


In this feature story from December 1996, Scott Freeman looks at the then primary suspect of the Olympic Park bombing: Richard Jewell.
Presumed Guilty
How in the blink of an eye Richard Jewell’s world was turned inside out
By Scott Freeman
That adjective haunted Richard Jewell long before he became known as the FBI’s leading suspect in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, on July 27, 1996.

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  • Jackson Reeves

    I feel kinda bad that in some way we contributed to the demonization of someone who would later turn out to be innocent.