Shaun White Arrest: Snowboard Champ Apologizes For “Poor Behavior”

Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White has apologized for the wild, drunken behavior that led to his arrest in Nashville over the weekend.

As we reported Monday, White was arrested at a Nashville, Tennessee hotel Sunday after pulling a fire alarm, forcing authorities to evacuate the hotel.

According to police reports, the 26-year-old appeared “extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol” when he attempted to flee the hotel in a cab.

While making the exit, White got in an altercation with a bystander, fell backwards and slammed his head into a fence.

White was taken to a local hospital and booked with vandalism and public intoxication after he reportedly refused to sign misdemeanor citations.

Aceshowbiz reports that Shaun was not seriously injured during the fall and was later released from the hospital.

On Tuesday, the X Games star took to Facebook to issue an apology:

“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,” White wrote. “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.”

In addition to pulling the hotel fire alarm (which is a felony charge of falsely reporting a fire in Tennessee), White allegedly also broke the hotel’s phone and vandalized his room.

He is scheduled to attend a court session on October 10.