PORTLAND, Ore. He wants to join the Navy SEALs. But an episode from his past is standing in the way. It's that time he whacked Nancy Kerrigan in the knee.
Shane Stant is the man convicted of carrying out that attack on the Olympic ice-skater in 1994 in a conspiracy that also involved skating rival Tonya Harding and her ex-husband. It took place as Harding sought the U-S figure-skating title and a spot on the 1994 Winter Olympics team.
The SEALs won't take anyone with a felony conviction. So Stant asked an Oregon judge to expunge his record. The judge refused.
In a letter prosecutors gave the judge, Kerrigan wrote that granting Stant's request would signal "that such a crime can ultimately be swept under the rug."
Stant served 14 months in prison. Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and two other men also went to jail. Harding served probation.