Shaun White Arrested: 5 Other Olympic Athletes Who Have Been Arrested [PHOTOS]
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was arrested this past weekend after a rowdy night in Nashville. The snowboarder caused quite a stir at his hotel, eventually resulting in his arrest for public intoxication and vandalism.
According to People.com, White, 26,was in Nashville Saturday night to attend the wedding of musician Patrick Carney. Guests told People.com that White was "friendly and nice to everyone," but as the night went on, White became a little less friendly and a lot more wild.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reported that White allegedly pulled a fire alarm around 2 a.m. at his hotel, the Loews Vanderbilt. Guests at the hotel were forced to evacuate the building, and White tried fleeing the location shortly after. A guest at the hotel tried to stop the 26-year-old from running, but ending up getting kicked. The guest eventually caught up to White and the pair collided, causing White to fall back and hit his head against a fence.
Shaun White was brought to a local hospital to be treated, but refused to sign a misdemeanor citation from police. Instead, White was charged with vandalism and public intoxication.
White is far from the first Olympic athlete to face some trouble with the law. Check out the slideshow to see more Olympic athletes who have been arrested over the years.
Shaun White was arrested for public intoxication and vandalism on Sunday.
Bill Marolt, the U.S. Ski team boss was arrested on St. Patrick’s Day 2010. Marolt was charged with a DUI after a traffic stop on the holiday found him to be over the legal limit.
That wasn’t Marolt’s first run in with the law though. In 1964 as a member of the U.S. Ski team competing in Innsbruck, Austria, Marolt and two tobogganists were arrested for stealing a car and disturbing the police. Marolt and the tobogganists were later acquitted.
In 2010 U.S. bobsledder Bill Schuffenhauer was arrested in Vancouver after allegedly assaulting his fiancé.
In 1988 Nigerian athlete Ambrose Monye competed in the Seoul Olympics. In 2011 he was arrested and charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was arrested in 2004 for driving under the influence. Phelps, who was 19-years-old at the time, was stopped by Maryland state police after failing to obey a stop sign.
U.S. figure skater Nicole Bobek who competed in 1995, was arrested in 2009 and charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.