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Scotty Lago goes home early after crude photo is posted

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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Comments (2)

That's shocking? Huh? What? Excuse me? It's a silly little photo!

The world has gone mad.

So he made a stupid mistake. At his age who hasn't made a stupid mistake. He is young & great. He lives in the moment. Good for him! He is a role model who is human. A human role model OMG what next! We may not expect perfection in our children & adults. What a dose of reality. They may feel less of a failure upon making a mistake in life. God help them. Society expects better. Even though none of us can live up to the expectations we have for our children/youth. Scotty you earned that metal, party on!! BTW, this comment is from a divorced mother of 2 young very successful young adults, who is also a successful social worker & RN, as well as a grandmother. I have pics of of many mistakes & many good times. Also pics of proper. Lol. Have at it in many ways perfectionist out there, I am sure not one who wants to or can live up to ur standards. I thank God for that.


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