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No evidence Zimmerman eyewitness
qualified for Olympics,
despite claim under oath

Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/1/2013 11:25:12 AM

The Daily Caller has learned that a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial may have fibbed under oath when she said that she was a qualified Olympian. Jayne Surdyka, who lives in the gated community where Trayvon Martin was killed, was asked Wednesday by state prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda if it was true that she had at some point qualified for the Olympic Games.(Snip) The 1980 Summer Games, held in Moscow, were boycotted by the United States in response to Soviet military actions. But those Games did not hold a women’s marathon event.

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She testified that she´d have been one of the top runners in the marathon. De La Rionda went on to nail down the date with her - the Olympics that were boycotted? She said yes.

Seems to me I saw this caught during her testimony by a poster at theconservativetreehouse.com.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/1/2013 11:34:13 AM     (No. 9403353)

The time she posted in the one marathon she ran would have placed her way down the field in Olympics qualifying in 1984 Those who knew her history said she ran NCAA 5K and 10K events. The women´s marathon is not an NCAA sanctioned event.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: catfur27, 7/1/2013 11:41:47 AM     (No. 9403372)

...the latest in a line-up of incredibly bad witnesses from the prosecutors...

...hey...I watched the female gymnasts in the Olympics with my friends and made lots of comments...guess that makes me an Olympics Analyst...can I testify too??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/1/2013 11:47:52 AM     (No. 9403384)

More on Surdyka from 1986!

Jayne Surdyka is convinced she is the premier woman triathlete in Central Florida. She wishes she could afford to prove it.

National-class triathletes require relentless hours of training. Sponsorships or independent wealth are essential in pursuing such a rigorous schedule.

Surdyka, 26, a substitute Orange County school teacher and a Maitland resident, has neither.

´´I´m about two minutes behind the best women in the country, and the difference is they are sponsored and I´m not,´´ Surdyka said. ´´I don´t mean to be weird about it, but most of the top competitors receive a full-time salary and are paid to fly around the country to compete.

´´I can´t enter most races, even the local ones, because I don´t have the funds.´´

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-07-21/sports/0310380275_1_triathlon-surdyka-running-shoes

So by 1986 she was an aspiring triathlete. And her opinion of her ability was quite inflated.

But wait. There´s more on Surdyka in the Florida media:

The University of Central Florida has plans to upgrade its football program from NCAA Division I-AA to I-A in 1996. But as UCF prepares for the big-time, it faces pressure to give its female athletes equal time.

Title IX, a federal law that demands gender equity but has been largely ignored for 22 years, is growing teeth, and UCF is feeling the bite.

The school was investigated in April by the Department of Education´s Office of Civil Rights for charges of Title IX violations based on a written complaint from Jayne Surdyka, a former track athlete at the University of Florida who lives in Longwood. The OCR´s report is due in August or September and is likely to suggest how the athletic department should come closer to compliance with Title IX.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1994-07-17/sports/9407161009_1_ucf-athletic-director-female-athletes

Surdyka was not a student at the university when she filed this civil rights suit against it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jfodoch, 7/1/2013 11:59:15 AM     (No. 9403395)

Fibbed, FIBBED? Is the word "lie" too hard to write?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 7/1/2013 11:59:27 AM     (No. 9403396)

Is the prosecution trying to lose this case?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/1/2013 12:00:56 PM     (No. 9403401)

Shouldn´t these people be prosecuted for lying under oath. Both Rachel and this woman have been caught in lies, how can anyone believe anything either of these two ignorant women say? What was the prosecution thinking putting these two liars on the stand?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 7/1/2013 12:14:17 PM     (No. 9403432)

Only witnesses for the media selected favorites "fib". If the witness were for the defense in this case, it would be PERJURY!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 7/1/2013 12:17:33 PM     (No. 9403438)

No evidence that anything reported by the msm with regard to this case has any relation at al with the truth.

Lies and more lies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/1/2013 12:44:40 PM     (No. 9403494)

Hmm, I seem to remember that the Left pilloried Rep Paul Ryan for "lying" ... not "fibbing"... for a mere exaggeration of one race time (intentional or not).

And if Surdyka were not a witness sympathetic to the Martin side, how would our MSM be playing her statement, "I really felt it was a boy’s voice” ?

"Boy"? Really? I thought that word was a no-no for Caucasian speakers to use in reference to a black person, even when used in an age-appropriate context?

Also interesting is Surdyka´s insistence that she heard 3 shots (for which there is no evidence on the recorded 911 call, nor corroboration from other witnesses).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: a6bogie, 7/1/2013 1:21:07 PM     (No. 9403577)

Hey remember if you´re white you have no possibility of understanding either Ms Surdyka or poor Jenteal. It´s a cultural thing to lie, use racial slurs and act all ´up in yo face´ if you is a cracka.

Kind of reminds me of a muslim practice to lie to infidels and behead ´non-belivers´ cause it´s okay by the Koran.

Ain´t multicultursm great.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/1/2013 1:28:12 PM     (No. 9403599)

#5: Maybe!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 7/1/2013 1:44:51 PM     (No. 9403634)

PsychoBarbie, a legend in her own mind.

It was pretty obvious that her testimony was fantasy, she said nothing that matched
any of the testimony of anyone else or any factual evidence. This woman has a few extra jokers in her deck.

Does anyone know if the defense can recall her to impeach her testimony?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/1/2013 2:07:12 PM     (No. 9403689)

I´m sure she is qualified for something...like manholecover flipper...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: twocentsworth, 7/1/2013 2:36:04 PM     (No. 9403745)

Sounds like a life long lie that she had to perpetuate on the stand. We all have them (maybe not to that degree) and, doesn´t it make you queasy to think about having to admit it under oath? Now, the Title IX lawsuit, that´s probably taking it a bit far......

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/1/2013 11:26:40 PM     (No. 9404533)

I imagine she lives quite a fantasy life. Her real life has not been so good. Unmarried and childless at almost 60? Smooth face (surgically enhanced), blonde wig of some sort, and old hands. She would wave them around on the stand, then remember, and bury them in her lap. Sad.

Bernie De La Rionda, desperate to make her a highly credible witness, glommed on to her Olympic trial story and the two of them build it into a major lie. Under oath. His motive was to beef up her credentials. "An Olympian! Wow!"

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