Monday, February 22, 2010

PostHeaderIcon USA Snowboarder Lago forced to leave Olympics

Pictures of medal winner Scotty Lago in a compromising pose have forced the USOC to ask Lago to leave the Winter Games. The pictures have been seen on and show Lago with his medal around his waist and a woman kneeling down in front with her mouth on it.

Rather tame pics in comparison to Michael Phelps hitting the bong a few years back but the USOC took the safe road and told Lago to leave town. View the pics here.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The fuddy-duddy suits who run the Vancouver Games got their scapegoat. Scotty Lago was kicked out of the Winter Olympics. Yes, kicked out.

Do not believe the party line served by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, nor the words of United States Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky, who said: “Scotty left on his own accord. He wasn’t forced to leave.” Lago, the bronze medalist in halfpipe, was forced to leave, two sources close to him told Yahoo! Sports, and did so only to prevent an even greater escalation of a situation that already had been blown far out of proportion.

Lago is the smiling 23-year-old in the now-infamous pictures of an Olympic medalist celebrating. The photos are kids’ play, and yet because somebody caught Michael Phelps taking a bong hit, anything – anything – gets the USOC’s tighty-whities in a bunch. (...continue reading....)


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