Richard Jewell comforts his crying mother after he yelled at her for watching a war movie:

Richard Jewell: You just sit down. You watch whatever you wanna watch. I don't care. And I'm sorry I yelled.

Richard Jewell says to his friends:

Yeah, she's had about three days to be proud of her son...and then taken away from her. Yep. That ain't right.

What "three days" is Richard Jewell referring to?


From Wikipedia:

Sometime after midnight, July 27, 1996, Eric Robert Rudolph [...] planted a green backpack containing a fragmentation-laden pipe bomb under a bench. Jewell was working as a security guard for the event. He discovered the bag and alerted Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers.


Early news reports lauded Jewell as a hero for helping to evacuate the area after he spotted the suspicious package. Three days later, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the FBI was treating him as a possible suspect, based largely on a "lone bomber" criminal profile.

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