U.S. Team Kicks Off Skier

Athlete pissed on girl on JetBlue flight


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In one of the more disgusting reasons for dismissal from a sports team due to conduct violations, the U.S. Ski Team kicked a member off its development squad after he peed on an 12-year-old girl during a JetBlue flight from Portland to New York. The team notified the AP of the dismissal via email today. Robert “Sandy” Vietze, of Warren, Vermont, took the Wednesday flight after a week-long training camp at Mount Hood. He consumed six beers and two rum and colas before the flight and sometime during it stumbled several rows ahead of his seat before relieving himself on the young girl. The victim was on the flight with her sister and father—a Stage 4 cancer patient. “F- -k that kid. I don’t want him near my family!” yelled the father during the flight, according to the New York Post. Police at Kennedy National Airport detained the 18-year-old, but later let him go. Charges are pending. “I was drunk, and I did not realize I was pissing on her leg,” the skier told cops, according to the New York Post .

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