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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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61.

Jessica - Scotty Lago Fan    

GREAT JOB TMZ! WHAT A BUNCH OF JERKS YOU ARE. YOU TURN ON AMERICANS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO GET A LITTLE ATTENTION FOR YOURSELVES! YOU MAKE ME SICK. SCOTTY LAGO WORKED SO HARD TO GET WHERE WE WAS AT THE OLYMPICS! HE WAS CELEBRATING AND YOU, TMZ, WERE THERE TO TAKE HIM DOWN! AGHHHHHH! YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! YOU KNEW THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WOULD POUNCE! AS IF ANY OF THE AMERICAN OLYMPIANS NEED THIS RIGHT NOW WITH THE HUGE LOSS THEY ARE ALREADY ENDURING! GREAT JOB TMZ, GREAT JUDGEMENT ON THAT ONE. YOU REALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR HOLE!

1651 days ago
62.

JF    

TMZ...bunch of low life idiots. Way to support an American athlete and your country!
He did nothing wrong, he's a snowboarder not a senator!

1651 days ago
63.

carlos    

The Olympics are becoming a JOKE !!! Could you imagine the uproar had the girl been a GUY? At least it was a GIRL.

The kid did NOTHING inappropriate. The old geezers just wish they could do the same..
HEY, I AM an old geezer and I say, "Get it while you can, YOUNGSTER"

1651 days ago
64.

johnny    

Jesus Christ. Who knows what the hell the male figure skaters are doing to each other and this is the stuff they worry about?

1651 days ago
65.

Melissa    

This is beyond ridiculous! TMZ should not have posted those pictures. He spent many years of his life on this dream and you ruined it for him. And shame on the USOC too! Smack him on the wrist and let it go. Don't rob him of the rest of his Olympic experience that he deserves!

1651 days ago
66.

Christopher    

THESE SNOWBOARDERS ARE TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. I SAID IT FROM THE BEGINNING AND NOW LOOK. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT ATHLETES. THEY ARE LITTLE KIDS THAT THINK THERE ATHLETES. THEY MAKE ME SICK AND SNOWBOARDING SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE WINTER GAMES.

1651 days ago
67.

Lynn    

Grow up kid? He is 23, and we are proud of him here in NH to hell with all you negative people out there. I doubt any of you are perfect who are cutting him down or being judgemental. Do you know Scotty? Do you know anything about him besides winning a bronze metal, did you know about him prior to winning? I doubt it. Unless you follow the snowboarding circuit. We here in NH support him, he did nothing illegal like Phelps did..ok.

And as far as growing up.. he is 23, he is doing just fine. Shame on all of you who are being this judgemental.

What is funny.. is all of this is overlooking the fact that a Russian in Mens skating got a silver.. complained about it.. and his President is involved in looking at it as a conspiracy.. because a USA Skater won.. I am sorry that is more news worthy than Scotty having a good time.

1651 days ago
68.

Vic    

My opinion is that TMZ SHOULD have posted the pictures. it's our skewed prurient society that's at fault. The kid was having some fun, the pictures were fun, but suddenly someone on the IOC said "It's immoral!!!!" THERE'S the problem.

Let's lay the blame where it belongs: on a society that is just WAY too judgmental.

1651 days ago
69.

Flower    

It "turned up on the internet" because of your trashy selves. I have seen worse photos on Facebook. I think it's a shame.

1651 days ago
70.

Lynn    

To Chris, post #67.. Wow, you have to really be blind, snowboarding is a hard sport.. snowboard cross is awesome..and Shaun White? He has acting "accordingly" to the rules.. so one person has a good time, which I think should be allowed, and you think the whole sport should be brought to its knees? Well, for a sport that started in UTAH in the 70's and has now become a world wide sport in many nations.. I think you will have a lot of people who disagree with you. I am not snowboarder, heck I barely ski.. but I respect the sport as it is..hard and awesome to watch.

1651 days ago
71.

I BE DARNELL    

TMZ CALIFORNIA...IS ONLINE TO RECEIVE.YOU CAN CHECKOUT ANYTIME YOU LIKE ......BUT THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE. ON /IT/ 24/7/ FOR/ WARNED IS FOR/ARMED.NOW HAVE A NICE DAY>>>>>>>>>>

1651 days ago
72.

Lynn    

Fred Farkel - 20 something low life's? Who are you to be so judgemental. When you were in your 20's did you act perfect at all times.. Have you ever had fun? You are so judgemental of him.. and do not know him at all.

yes I know him.. he grew up in the town over from me.. went to school with friends.. his family are very outstanding people in the seacoast community here in NH. So be careful of what you say about people you know little about. If you are going to go by what the news tells you.. shame on you. Scotty is a great kid.. he didn't nothing wrong.. You go to the Olympics and win a medal.. tell me how easy it is to get there.. and how hard it is not to want to celebrate your victory afterwards..

1651 days ago
73.

Marcus    

Since when does Sports equal .... DICTATORSHIP !!! Screw the Olympic commitee ... it's about how well you perform a sport ... not how well you party ... You Go Scotty ...

1651 days ago
74.

ellie    

What a really dumb guy!!! Unbelieveable.....

1651 days ago
75.

Laura    

HE WON AN OLYMPIC MEDAL..HE DESERVES TO CELEBRATE! ITS YOUR FAULT TMZ THAT HE WAS KICKED OUT....HE DIDNT DESERVE FOR YOUR WEBSITE TO SCREW UP HIS LIFE LONG DREAMS SO YOU COULD MAKE A FEW DOLLARS...ALWAYS LOVED YOUR SITE UNTIL NOW! LEAVE SOME THINGS ALONE!

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