Staal brothers arrested after party

Discussion in 'Hockey' started by Babe_Ruth, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    LUTSEN, Minn. (CP-AP) - Brothers Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins were among 14 people arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a weekend party.
    The incident early Saturday morning occurred at the Lutsen Resort and Sea Villas, about 90 minutes south of the Thunder Bay, Ont., hometown of the Staal brothers. They were gathered there for 22-year-old Eric Staal's bachelor party. Jordan is 18.
    ''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.''
    A Lutsen Resort employee, who did not want to give her name, said: ''It was a bachelor's party gone awry.''
    Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a written statement to The Associated Press that he had only limited information about the incident and would monitor the situation, ''but I don't see it being an issue that affects us as it stands now.''

    Penguins GM Ray Shero said the team was ''recently made aware of the situation involving Jordan, have reached out to him and are continuing to gather information. At this point, we all have to let the legal process play out. We will have no further comment at this time.''
    According to a release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office sent out Wednesday, police began receiving complaints at 12:30 a.m. of ''approximately 20 people screaming, yelling, and playing loud music.'' The group was warned by police around 12:50 a.m. to quiet down ''or they may be removed from the property, issued citations/arrested, and/or deported from the country.''
    Curran said both players were among those who obeyed the first police warnings.
    ''Unfortunately, those that did get up and go to bed when first warned about the noise, including Eric and Jordan, are still among those that were woken up and asked to leave the hotel,'' said Curran.
    Around 3 a.m., according to the Sheriff's new release, the group was ordered to leave the resort with the help of ''Cook County Sheriff deputies, a Minnesota state patrol trooper, and a United States border patrol agent.''
    ''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.''
    The Staal brothers were among the 14 men arrested. Eric Staal was among the 10 who spent the night in jail. Jordan Staal was released after 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.

  2. andrew_bishop

    andrew_bishop #1 Spammer of FC

    Kinda funny Eric got arrested the night of his bachelor party though.
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    fuckin hockey players
  4. andrew_bishop

    andrew_bishop #1 Spammer of FC

    Live the life I wanna live , Get paid millions of dollars to play a game they love and then go and party like something sick on the weekends. God damn it I wanna be in the NHL.
  5. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    well now hockey can join the rest of the sports in the media now.
  6. andrew_bishop

    andrew_bishop #1 Spammer of FC

    So far I have to say little media attention has been placed on this but I know what your talking about. We need some media attention however and not like this is a HUGE deal. I mean nothing serious is going to come from it this time. Nothing like the whole ref thing in the NBA and Vick in the NFL. Right now yes we're in the media world but not nearly as much as some other leagues.
  7. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    This won't get a lot of media attention, I'm ready to bet that it probably won't be a huge factor compared to the other sports like the NFL(Michael Vick and dog fighting) MLB(Steroids) NBA (Betting on Games) this is nothing compared to the other sports. It's still funny though because Jordan Stall is not even legal in Canada yet, and he was in the States.
  8. andrew_bishop

    andrew_bishop #1 Spammer of FC

    The NHL never gets a lot of media attention anyway because we are not a popular market like the NFL or the MLB down in the States for the most part so we really can't say about a lot of media attention.

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