Pro Skater Smokes Weed, Runs Naked Through The Affinia Shelburne
We wish we could have been there to help professional skater Jerome Rogers pick a more discreet hotel for his recent all-night drug binge in NYC. But then again, if smoking weed and getting high on PCP are the only things on your mind, we suppose any old room with four walls and a bed will do. Which (kind of) explains how Rogers ended up naked in the 11th-floor hallway of Affinia Shelburne at 9am yesterday morning.
When neighboring guests heard yells coming from outside their rooms, they peeked out to discover Rogers, high as a kite, ripping art from the walls and proclaiming he was the son of God. Fair enough. But maybe instead, he could have basked in his divinity from the comforts of his own room? Cozied up to a nice buckwheat pillow ordered off the Affinia comfort cart?
See what we mean? He really should have called us first...
The NY Post had details on the outburst, which resulted in Rogers' arrest by the NYPD later yesterday morning. Rogers was found in possession of both marijuana, though ESPN is saying he was also high on angel dust (PCP), and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center first for treatment.
To make matters worse (or better, depending on where you're standing), this is the second episode of drug-fueled public nudity Rogers has been arrested for. In 2009, he ate mushrooms and climbed up (naked, of course) onto a rooftop in Redondo Beach, CA. Needless to say, his skateboard sponsors canceled their sponsorships days later.