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Shaun White apologizes for “unwise choices” that led to arrest


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“I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests,” the Olympic gold medalist and X Games champion said on Facebook. “I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior.”

White, 26, was arrested at 2 a.m. Sunday at the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, where he attended the wedding of musician Patrick Carney.

Nashville police say the Flying Tomato pulled a fire alarm, causing evacuation at the hotel, then tried to leave by hailing a taxi. A hotel guest pursued him and White fell backwards, hitting his head against a fence. White was treated at a hospital and released.

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