Shaun White apologizes for ‘poor behavior’

Shaun White apologizes for 'poor behavior' (Image 1)
Shaun White apologizes for 'poor behavior' (Image 1)

Two-time Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has apologized for his actions over the weekend at a Nashville hotel.

White, 26, was staying at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on West End Avenue when he allegedly pulled a fire alarm and destroyed a hotel phone.

He also kicked a citizen who tried to stop him from leaving, police said.

Responding officers reported White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.

In a statement posted Tuesday morning on Facebook, White said, “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,” the statement continued.

White was in Nashville attending a friend's wedding.

He faces charges of vandalism and public intoxication and is scheduled to appear in a Davidson County courtroom on October 10.

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