Shamed-faced Olympic Gold Medallist Shaun White Apologises After Drunken Evening19 September 2012
Shamed-faced Olympic Gold Medallist Shaun White Apologises After Drunken Evening
Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Shaun White seems to have suffered a few face plants in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 16th) after a celebratory evening with family and friends in Nashville developed into White getting publicly intoxicating and vandalising premises.
Shaun White’s net worth is regularly reported at being around the $20 million mark; the athlete having made a big success out of the two Olympic golds he’s won for snowboarding in 2006 and 2010. However, he was left shame-faced according to Reuters, when he set off a fire alarm at the building he was at, beginning a chain of events that led to police involvement. A bystander stopped White from fleeing the scene in a cab and said he was going to call officials. It was at this point that "White overheard their conversation, [and] he allegedly kicked the citizen and fled on foot," according to a police statement. "The citizen reported that he chased White until White turned and ran into him, apparently causing White to fall backwards and strike his head against a fence."
The snowboarder has since apologised on his Facebook, writing “I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests. I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior.”
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