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Shaun White arrested for vandalism, hospitalized
NBC Sports ^ | Sep 17, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT | Matthew Kitchen

Posted on 09/17/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White was arrested in Nashville Monday after allegedly getting drunk and trashing his hotel room, according to TMZ.

Then, when confronted by hotel staff, the “Flying Tomato” (a nickname he hates) just started pulling fire alarms and running away. In his haste to evade his captors White somehow split his head open, which promptly stopped his well thought out escape.

White was taken to the local hospital and, once treated and released, will be taken to jail and processed on charges of public intoxication and vandalism. Shaun’s reps couldn’t be reached for comment, but we assume his mother is very disappointed.


TOPICS: Local News; Sports; Travel
KEYWORDS: bleedingtomato; flyingtomato; shaunwhite; vandalism
I guess I'd have assumed that repairing trashed hotel rooms is just factored in to the price of hotels that cater to pop and sports stars, etc.

Maybe it was the bleeding that upset them, seeing how it can spread diseases and all...

1 posted on 09/17/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Another flash-in-the-pan doofus who doesn’t understand the fleeting nature of fame ...


2 posted on 09/17/2012 3:34:59 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sounds lihe the “Flying Tomato” got “pasted”.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 3:39:00 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Hunton Peck

This should make for another entertaining ‘celebrity’ mugshot.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 3:41:00 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Hunton Peck

You say tomato, I say icehole.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

I say, “Bush’s fault!”


6 posted on 09/17/2012 3:47:00 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (oboy)
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To: Hunton Peck

If Harvey didn’t headline this “Attack of the Flying Tomato!”, I’ll be deeply disappointed.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Hunton Peck

idiots


8 posted on 09/17/2012 3:47:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck
From Wikipedia:

White was born in San Diego, California. His ancestry includes Irish and Italian.[2][3] He was born with a Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect for which he endured two open-heart operations before the age of one.[4] He stands 5'8" (1.73 m) tall. White spent his formative years riding Okemo Mountain and Bear Mountain, small ski resorts found in Ludlow, Vermont, and the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.

*****

I hope he finds his way.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White was arrested in Nashville Monday after allegedly getting drunk and trashing his hotel room, according to TMZ.

A rank amateur compared to Keith Moon.

10 posted on 09/17/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Party like a rock star.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 3:50:29 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: IronJack

... from a faux sport.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 3:55:11 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: South40

The Randy Travis mugshot was great.He really looked like hammered sh!t.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hunton Peck
Following in a fine tradition . . .


14 posted on 09/17/2012 3:56:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dfwgator

“A rank amateur compared to Keith Moon.”

Or Joe Walsh — ‘I live in hotels, tear out the walls. I have accountants, pay for it all’.

Don’t know much about Shaun White, but saw something about his charity work for children’s hospitals. He apparently had surgery as a child and wants to pay back. So, he has significant redeeming qualities - along with what appears to be a significant amount of growing up to do.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 3:58:14 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Hunton Peck

16 posted on 09/17/2012 4:01:46 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Hunton Peck

This is a guy who earned a gold medal in the olympics because he has such good balance, and he falls down running away. He’s not gonna get that gold medal in Drunk Snowboarding.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 4:38:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hunton Peck

Someone recently commented that red haired girls can be beautiful, but red headed guys less so, so can they come up with a red haired gene that only occurs in females?


18 posted on 09/17/2012 5:03:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: LetsRok

Spoken exactly like someone who is unable to do it.

The next time you pull an off-axis 1080 twenty feet off the lip of a Superpipe (that’s 36 feet, nearly four stories, off the ground), let me know.

White may be an idiot for behaving like he did, but he’s a world-class athlete with more coordination and balls than you could ever dream of.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 5:14:37 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

A government grant for such a study is one that even I might support!


20 posted on 09/17/2012 5:36:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: John W

He’s upset because he no longer looks like Carrot Top.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Now he’s got a little bit of a James Hetfield thing going on.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 9:12:56 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: snowrip

If you believe that Shaun White is an athelete because he can ride a snowboard then you problably think that professional bowlers and billiards players are also “atheletes”.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: LetsRok

Thanks for proving my point.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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