Governor Paterson Linked With Olympic Gold Medalist
Did the newest governor of New York just false start?
Although he told the media his two-timing days were over years ago, a former Olympic gold medalist says he was running with her this year.
Diane Dixon won medals in the 4×400-meter relay at the 1984 games in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. (Tanser.org)
Newest New York Governor ran with track and field gold medalist this year. He said Monday his extramarital affairs ended years ago.
The New York Post reported:
March 19, 2008 — ALBANY – An attractive Olympic gold-medalist says she had a close personal relationship with Gov. Paterson earlier this year – during which time she recorded a series of secret telephone conversations with him.
Track-and-field athlete Diane Dixon, of Brooklyn, also told The Post that she had received a private message yesterday morning from Paterson, asking if she was speaking with the media.
Dixon, 43, said Paterson, 53, was “mostly responsible” for getting her a badly needed job earlier this month with the city Department of Education in Crown Heights’ District 17.
The job pays in the range of $48,000 to $65,000 a year, records show.
“I’m a single mom with a child. I need this job,” said Dixon, who grew up on Carroll Street in Crown Heights and won medals in the 4×400-meter relay at the 1984 games in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
Paterson, a Democrat who was sworn in on Monday, admitted yesterday to having had several extramarital affairs, but contended they all ended years ago.
UPDATE: The New York Times has more on the governor’s affairs (nice first week in office, huh?) and the governor says no state funds had been used as he carried out his affairs.
Well, that’s nice.