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5.31.03

Former bombing suspect not content with Rudolph arrest

The man once named as a suspect in the Atlanta Olympic bombing will not feel any relief until someone else is convicted of the crime.

The arrest of Eric Rudolph in Murphy, North Carolina, does not bring Richard Jewell any satisfaction, his lawyer says, because he's sure there are people who have "lingering doubts" about him.

Jewell, a security guard, was considered a hero at first for helping evacuate Atlanta's Olympic park after the deadly 1996 bombing. But three days later, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking at Jewell. The bureau cleared him of the bombing three months later, and his suit against the paper is still pending.

Jewell is working as a police officer in a Georgia town. His lawyer says he is married and "trying to regain privacy."

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