One of the many controversies that seemed to plague this year’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver involved snowboard halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago. Scotty was not allowed to attend the closing ceremonies and was asked to leave Vancouver (or appear in front of a disciplinary committee) because of a “scandalous” photo involving a woman biting his medal. He was wearing the medal around his waist when she bit it.
Many people felt this was no big deal. He’s a young guy, it’s all part of the “snowboard culture”, yada yada. Others felt he disrespected his medal, and thus disrespected the Olympics by posing for such a photo. Scotty recently went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss it. He doesn’t seem to have much regret, and Jimmy doesn’t seem to think it was a big deal either. What do you think?