Scotty Lago, The snowboarding bronze medalist has voluntarily headed home early from Vancouver after embarrassing pictures of him at a party wearing both his medal and his Team USA gear appeared on the Internet.
The raunchy pictures show Scotty Lago having his Olympic medal bitten by a young lady and in another picture, Lago hangs his medal around his waist and the lady is bending down to kiss it. The picture was enough to get into the bad books of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. This is sad news, especially since Lago won a medal for his country and had to ruin it with indecent behavior.
Lago apologized to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and U.S. Olympic Committee, who has made athletes’ behavior a priority after a few recent incidents painted U.S. athletes in a negative light.
Beijing Olympics golden child Michael Phelps had pictures published last year of him engaging in “regrettable behavior” with a pipe, something for which he later apologized. And in 2006, aerial skier Jeret “Speedy” Peterson was thrown out of the Games after getting into a bar fight.