Here is a Phil Hersh article and video with Nicole Bobek, discussing her attempts to turn her life around following her arrest and subsequent probation sentence for participation in a drug ring. It's worth a read if you're a fan. A small excerpt:
The slide toward the edge of an abyss came after the 2004 Champions on Ice tour ended, when impresario Tom Collins gave Nicole a $20,000 gold Rolex for 10 years on his tour and a pink slip because he felt her once charismatic performances had become embarrassingly poor.
There were other setbacks: learning the boyfriend who lured her to New York already had a live-in girlfriend; the December, 2003 death of Joyce Barron, her mother's friend, who had been part of the family for nearly 30 years, helping Jana raise Nicole; the death in 1997 of Carlo Fassi, the coach whom Nicole always saw as the replacement for the father she never met.
"I take full responsibility for my actions,'' Nicole said. "Not everyone falls into a substance because of the loss of a job or the death of a loved one.''
Bobek now works at a skating rink in Florida and is even hoping to get back into skating shape.