Shaun White's Vandalism Case Delayed

The Olympian was charged with vandalism after a worker at a Nashville hotel saw him break a phone, according to cops

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:08 AM PDT
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San Diego-bred Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was charged with vandalism following an alleged outburst in a Nashville hotel.

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Legal proceedings involving Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White's hotel outburst have been delayed.

White apologized following the Sept. 16 incident at a Nashville hotel, saying he made some "unwise choices" and got "carried away" after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate.

White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and was due in court Oct. 10, but a judge delayed the case Wednesday until Nov. 20.

The 26-year-old snowboard star said on his Facebook page that he was "celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away."

Police responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. A drunken man identified as White had pulled the fire alarm, forcing an evacuation, police added. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone.

White was given the opportunity to sign misdemeanor citations and refused, police said.

White was treated at a nearby hospital and released before he was arrested and booked. A mug shot shows White with a black eye.

The two-time Olympic gold-medalist is from Carlsbad and was once nicknamed "the Flying Tomato."

He's also a multimillionaire with a clothing line, signature video game, skateboards, BMX bikes and other equipment.

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