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I’m sure you’ve all heard that New Hampshire native Scott Lago, who earned the bronze medal in snowboarding at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, recently left the Olympics after racy photos of him at a party were posted on TMZ.com. Did he deserve this fate?
Personally, I think the photo featuring a girl bending over to bite the bronze medal wrapped around his waist is a little suggestive, especially considering he pulled his shirt up to expose his bare stomach. I’m no prude by any stretch, but athletes, whether they are in the Olympics or not, have to live up to a certain standard. He did not, and now he’s home in New Hampshire.
He should, however, hang on to that medal. He earned it fair and square. His off-the-halfpipe actions were embarrassing and “shameful,” but in no way should it affect his performance on the course. Had he done something similar in the public eye (for example, on the medal podium), then I’d understand that.
What do you think?