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Scotty Lago goes home early after crude photo is posted

February 19, 2010 |  3:55 pm

U.S. halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lagois heading home from the Olympics after risque pictures of him showed up on TMZ.com.

Scotty Lago, who was awarded his bronze medal Thursday night, was at a party wearing a Team USA T-shirt when somebody snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago's waist to kiss his medal.

You can see the photo here.

He apologized to officials at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assn. and voluntarily decided to return home.

The U.S. Olympic Committee made extra efforts this year to make sure athletes are on their best behavior when they're at the Olympics.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

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