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White's decision a surprising one

Updated: February 5, 2014, 12:35 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- On Wednesday afternoon, Shaun White dropped out of slopestyle at the Olympics. If I had to wager on sentences I would possibly write while in Sochi, I would have bet my apartment that wouldn't be one of them. Sure, White played hokey pokey with the X Games two weeks ago, but this is the Olympics. And this is Shaun White.

At 2:30 p.m. local time, White and his U.S. snowboard halfpipe teammates were introduced to the media in a precompetition news conference. ...

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