NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has continued public intoxication and vandalism charges against two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White.
White is accused of drunkenly destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel and ending up at a hospital after he hit his head.
Officers responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. on Sept. 16 after a drunken man identified as the 26-year-old White pulled a fire alarm, forcing the hotel to evacuate all guests.
White tried to leave the hotel in a cab before being stopped by a hotel guest who told the driver police had been called. According to police, White kicked at the man before running away. The man chased him and they collided when White turned around. A police photo of White showed him with a black eye.
White later posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying he was truly sorry for what he called his "poor behavior."
White won a gold medal in Turin at the 2006 Olympics and in 2010 at the Vancouver Games, and he is an action sports superstar whether skateboarding during the summer or snowboarding in the winter. He's also a multimillionaire with a clothing line and signature video game.
White expanded his brand last year with a company selling skateboards, BMX bikes and other equipment.
The case against him was reset for Nov. 20.