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Naked Skateboarder Blames Incident On Pills, Says He Was ‘Like The Hulk’

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NEW YORK (AP / CBSNewYork) - A professional skateboarder who tore paintings off the walls of a New York City hotel is blaming his bizarre, naked ruckus on drinking and what he thought were anti-hangover pills.

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Jereme Rogers said Wednesday he wasn’t himself – and was “something like the Hulk” – during last week’s rampage at the Affinia Shelburne hotel in Manhattan.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. His case will be closed without further jail time or probation if he pays $2,850 in restitution.

The athlete says a woman he met at a bar gave him the pills.

Rogers retired from skateboarding in 2009 to become a rap artist, but announced a planned comeback last year. He says he’s skating “better than ever.”

The hotel declined to comment.

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