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Scotty Lago -- Apologize and Go ... Or Just Go!

2/21/2010 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If Scotty Lago didn't volunteer to leave the Olympics, he'd have been told to leave by the U.S. Olympic Committee ... this according to sources close to Lago.

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Lago offered up an apology after a mildly suggestive photo of him -- using his bronze medal for snowboarding to score chicks -- popped up on the Internet. He agreed to leave the Olympic Village on his own accord, but sources close to Lago tell TMZ he received an ultimatum from the U.S. Olympic Committee: either say you're sorry and go ... or get ejected from the Olympic Village.

As for when we might hear from Lago himself ... we're told he's in a "blackout period" -- meaning he can't talk about the incident at all until March 3.

A call to the USOC was not returned.

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46.

Rip It Up    

Pathetic. Why do twenty year olds think this kind of conduct in public is excusable? Has America sunk this low? This low life punk put his medal down near his d!ck and the little tramp simulated a BJ on him on the streets of Vancouver. This is nothing more than disgusting conduct, plain and simple. He shouldn't get a pass. He's a stupid jock, nothing more. He was representing an entire country, so act like it. Lago is a disgrace. Kick him out of the Olympics for good and strip him of his medal. What a jerk.

1618 days ago
47.

Wombat    

They should take his medal away as well. He was there representing his country and proceeded to embarrass us by walking around in the "Team USA" shirt flaunting his medal to bimbos and acting like one of these dirtbag skater dudes you see hanging around 7/11's. He should have been on his best behavior from start to finish...he could have resumed being a pathetic twit when he returned home.

Grats to the Olympics for kicking him out before he did anything else stupid.

Thank God most of us still haven't flushed our heads down the toilet watching MTV. This guy is a disgrace.

1618 days ago
48.

Rip M 2 Shreds    

Mr Apollo #47: Every country in the world has its own corruption and misdeeds in its history, but it still doesn't excuse Scotty Lago's embarrassing behavior on the streets of Vancouver. He's a thug and punk. He doesn't get a pass. He took lots of money and good faith from the USOC to represent America at an international venue. He was fortunate enough to win a bronze medal, so act accordingly. If he needs to get laid, then do it in private. Scotty Lago is an immature man-child that should be sent home immediately and forgotten. He is a disgrace. End of story and end of Mr Lago. TMZ did a great job of exposing this fraud.

1618 days ago
49.

blanket jackson    

he can kiss any endorsement deals bye-bye. 30 seconds of stupidity just cost you a million dollars easy. way to go u loser lol

1618 days ago
50.

TMZBoy    

Good on the USOC. If for some reason you just can't act like an adult, then get out. You are representing an entire country...we know you've trained in the arena; act like you've had some home training too.
I find it so sad that gumballs like Lago for whatever reason just can't for the life of them keep it together for a mere 2 weeks.

Boo on Scotty Lago, Boo-oo-oo, Boo, BOO !!!

1618 days ago
51.

Jon's a grwon man...he did this to himself!    

To say that picture was only MILDLY suggestive shows just how out of touch and desensitized the people working at TMZ are to inappropriate public behavior, especially by those representing the USA in the Olympics.

1618 days ago
52.

Deb    

PLEASE! Like anyone should be surprised! It is skateboarding on snow! Leave the children alone. No one is telling Tony Hawke to grow up. How else are these peter pans going to get laid! He doesn't have the mercedes yet! BTW, does that medal get you in ANY restaurants in L.A.? Or even a date with Lindsay?

1618 days ago
53.

Barbie    

#47--Your rationale is one for the books. Our players in these games are representing our country and as such should act appropriately. Its not about a generation gap, its about doing the right thing. Those pictures are just one step away from naked sex pictures with all the suggestions it makes. Our new generation if thats what you want to call it should learn a lesson or two about what a really winner is. People like Bruce Jenner, Mark Spitz. These people win the medals and become role models who should be inspiring young people to go for their dreams too. What he did was disgusting and a insult to the Olympic games ! Sponsors are watching too, guess what he's going to lose alot of sponsors for his immature behavior.

1618 days ago
54.

MyThoughts    

He may be young and talented, but there is a sense of decency here that is lacking. Its simply a matter of a no class moment. Although from what I have read the Olympics are nothing short of a huge orgy, there IS a vision they like people to perceive and thats what they are striving for. He didn't fall into that category. Rules are rules, and he agreed to live by them. He failed.

1618 days ago
55.

smitty    

TMZ NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN! Get some compassion!

1618 days ago
56.

trooperthorn2    

And yet again another private moment brought to the public by those douche bag tabloids. you kill without remorse, criticize the true heros and invade peoples privacy for a quick buck. Really, get over the childhood beatings you received from the normal kids.

1618 days ago
57.

Artrina    

At least the playboy of the Games this year actually won a medal. And all he did was get ejected from Olympic Village - not the Games. The US playboy 4 years ago didn't even qualify for events he was favored to win.

1618 days ago
58.

TheMizzz    

Look what you did TMZ!

1618 days ago
59.

Elle    

Poor Guy...just having a bit of fun and he gets his marching orders. Bet there are far worse things going on...he just got unlucky being papped...it's not like he was pulling a moony!!!!!

1618 days ago
60.

Fred Farkel    


Oh for crying out loud.

You will never find me defending ANY 20-something for their pi$$-poor behavior, but this is ridiculous.

Pack your stuff up and go son... it's snow boarding... it's what every 20-something low-life does in the winter. Any deal with sponsors will come anyway... maybe even more.

Hello??

McFly???

You are trying to compare this dumb kid in the snow boarding event to Tanya Harding in the figure skating event??


He fits perfectly.
She didn't.




And frankly folks?? I'll bet that the kid DOES get a date with Lindsey Lohan.

And Brittany Spears.
And Jessica Simpson.

It's just the way things are now.

1618 days ago
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