US Ski Team hopeful Robert “Sandy” Vietze of Warren VT has been let go from the Development Team after he urinated on a fellow passenger during a Jet Blue flight from Portland Oregon to New York.
That is effin hilarious!
Eighteen year old Vietze told police that he consumed eight beverages before he mistook a sleeping 11 year old girl for the bathroom.
That is even better!
After a very successful 2011 season, where Vietze podiumed in several FIS races, he was named to the US development team. He was also a part of the US delegation that raced at the Whistler Cup in British Columbia, Canada.
His dismissal was confirmed on Friday by the US Ski Team, who cited conduct violations as the reason. Since then his profile on the US Ski Team website has been removed as well as his profile on Green Mountain Valley School’s website
The victims father was actually in the bathroom when this all happened. Although the flight crew had to separate Vietze from the father, he has yet to press charges as he will not let his daughter talk to the police. However, the US Attorney’s office has stated that the case is still pending.
I know it might sound bad, but I feel like if this happened to anyone but a little girl, you could argue that it could only add to the richness of one’s life. It would be a story to tell forever. Sure you might not be pleased in the moment, but give it a few days, maybe a month and that would be absolutely hilarious. Who know maybe it still have this positive result for this girl. I hope it does.
Not as funny for the kid who got his career stifled.