Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Staal Brothers Arrested

It seems there is a discipline problem in sports. The MLB, NFL, and NBA all have troubles, but the NHL seemed to be okay. After today, NHL fans can't say that.

2 Staal brothers, Jordan and Eric were arrested after a weekend bachelor party for Eric. It appeared that the brothers and 12 other members were drunk at the Lutsen Resort and Sea Villas, about 90 minutes south of the Thunder Bay, Ontario., hometown of the Staal brothers. After multiple warnings, the group was ordered out of the building. But the problems didn't stop there. ''After leaving the property, the group gathered on Highway 61 and began harassing passing motorists,'' the Sheriff's release said. ''At approximately 4 a.m. the suspects were placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process. Some of the suspects fled in to the nearby woods.''

Eric was one of 10 people to spend the night in jail, and Jordan was released a booking but not before being charged with consumption of alcohol while under 21 years of age, in addition to disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.

''I'm sure that everyone involved is embarrassed about the incident - as they should be,'' Rick Curran, the agent for both players, told The Canadian Press on Wednesday. ''Not to take anything away from the seriousness of it, it's what can happen when you get any group of 15 to 20 people together and there's loud noise.''

Yet another discipline problem that the sports community has to endure.


Anonymous said...

listen up 12 year old boy. you may not what a bachelor party is yet, but it usually consists of drinking and loud music. there is no harm in that. why don't you write about something a 12 year old knows about.. maybe the ninja turtles or pokemon.

Young Guns said...

Why don't you show your name and then we can talk.

Keg Head said...

Hey...I like a good time as much as anybody else but public sports figures should really try to keep their drunkeness out of the public headlines. Anonymous, you may be right that bachelor parties often include alcohol and music but they don't need to include public harrassment and arrests. As a 12 Yr old I think Young Gun should be able to look up to and respect his sports heroes. Too bad there are very few sports figures worthy.

Cranky Critter said...

Anonymous, why don't you write what you know about...broken relationships, binge drinking and child abuse?