published Friday, August 12th, 2011

U.S. skier tossed off team after urinating on 12-year-old girl

By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press

NEW YORK — An 18-year-old was dismissed from the U.S. Ski Team's development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a 12-year-old girl aboard a JetBlue flight.

Robert "Sandy" Vietze, of Warren, Vt., was detained by police at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after arriving on a red-eye flight from Portland, Ore.

He faces a federal misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn.

"Based on the information we have, Sandy Vietze is in violation of the USSA code of conduct and team agreement, and has been dismissed from the team," U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Executive Vice President of Athletics Luke Bodensteiner said in an email sent to The Associated Press on Friday.

The AP's attempts to reach Vietze and his parents for comment have been unsuccessful. The phone has been ringing unanswered at the family's home since Thursday, when news of the incident was first reported in the New York Post.

Vietze was nominated to the development team this spring after excelling as an alpine skier at the Green Mountain Valley School, a top ski academy and high school in Waitsfield, Vt., where tuition runs as much as $42,384 per year. He had been scheduled to compete on the national ski team's developmental squad for the 2011-2012 season.

A Port Authority Police Department detective wrote in court documents that Vietze told him he had consumed five or six beers and two rum and cola cocktails before boarding the flight. He said he passed out in his seat and awoke to find himself being yelled at by the father of a 12-year-old girl.

The girl's father told the detective that when he returned from a trip to the bathroom at 2:30 a.m., he found Vietze urinating on his daughter.

The man described Vietze as "out of it."

The Port Authority initially told the AP and other news outlets Thursday that federal prosecutors had decided to drop the indecent exposure charge, but a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, Robert Nardoza, said Friday that the case is still pending.

The charge carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and a possibility of up to a year in jail, although time behind bars would be very unusual in such a case.

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NoMyth said...

Another spoiled brat as a result of bad parenting. Don't spend 43k on anything for your kid, let alone sending them off to snob school.

August 12, 2011 at 7:52 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Urine big trouble buddy!

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August 12, 2011 at 11:14 p.m.

Clearly this White Devil has sunk to degeneracy after allowing Demon Rum to touch his infidel lips...The devout and faithful know the al-Qur’ān clearly states Moslems who partake of alcohol, swine and sodomy will be condemned to forever wash their faces with the unclean urine of Jews in the afterlife...All White Devils will be forever enslaved to Allah...Praise His Sacred Name!

August 13, 2011 at 10:39 a.m.
terrybham said...

It is doubtful this incident will keep him out of Harvard. Punks like him, with money, always float to the top. If his family did not have money he would at least have gone to jail for a few hours. Disgrace.

August 13, 2011 at 1:10 p.m.
Echo said...

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August 13, 2011 at 5:39 p.m.
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