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More Details On Byfuglien’s Arrest

from Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press,

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien displayed a host of symptoms that led a police expert to believe he was high on drugs following his arrest in Minnesota last month.

Documents released Tuesday and obtained by the Free Press provide insight into the circumstances of the high-profile incident that led to a U.S. prosecutor endorsing four criminal charges against Byfuglien.

A police drug-recognition expert was called in to examine Byfuglien, 26, after he was spot-checked during the evening of Aug. 31 while boating on Lake Minnetonka because he didn’t have proper lights on the craft.

“Mr. Byfuglien’s speech was slurred, he was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were bloodshot and watery and he smelled of a consumed alcoholic beverage,” Deputy Ben Bierbaum of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office water patrol division wrote in an arrest report. “Mr. Byfuglien was unable to successfully perform field sobriety tests as requested.”


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Red Winger's avatar

Mr. Byfuglien stated that he takes a ‘handful’ of supplements from 16 or 17 different bottles every day

What pill problem?, asked an incredulous Gary Bettman

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 09/21/11 at 07:23 PM ET

DigitalGypsy66's avatar

The Atlanta Journal Constitution wouldn’t have covered the incident beyond the initial arrest.  Welcome to Canada, Big Buff…lol.

Posted by DigitalGypsy66 on 09/21/11 at 07:23 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

Mr. Byfuglien stated that he takes a ‘handful’ of supplements from 16 or 17 different bottles every day

Aren’t supplements supposed to grow your muscle mass?  It seems to me that they’re just making ole’ Dustin fat.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 09/21/11 at 07:28 PM ET


So they stopped him because he didn’t have running lights, smelled “a consumed alcoholic beverage,” then decided that he must have had some other intoxicant? Whatever it is that leaves mysterious brown stains on your tongue, I guess. Do you guys really think that that’s the only brown that they were looking at?

Posted by Ken on 09/21/11 at 08:05 PM ET

squirrely's avatar

he probably swallowed the roach, ha, brown tongue.

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/21/11 at 09:27 PM ET

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