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Patrick Kane Talks Before Blackhawks’ Convention

via Ben Meyer-Abbott of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Patrick Kane said Friday he was embarrassed by the photos that emerged after a party-filled weekend less than two weeks after the Blackhawks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The pictures—which appeared to show an intoxicated Kane in Madison, Wis., including one in which it appeared he was passed out at a bar—were published in an article on Deadspin.com and the Hawks star winger has kept out of the media since the story broke.

“It was embarrassing,” Kane said before participating in the opening ceremonies of the Blackhawks’ annual convention. “That’s the first thing I can say. From all the pictures that came out, everything, from the Hawks organization, to my family, to myself personally, it’s embarrassing. I try to pride myself on being involved with the fans and taking pictures when they’re asked for because I know I was a little kid one day that really looked up to stars like myself and try to give them that on behalf. But like I said, hopefully it’s something I can learn and mature from. It’s still part of my maturation process and something I’m still trying to get better at and the biggest thing, it was embarrassing.”

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SYF's avatar

He’s not fooling anyone.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 07/20/12 at 07:42 PM ET

yzer19man's avatar

Gotta love 20 Cent  Kane

Posted by yzer19man from Chicago, IL on 07/20/12 at 07:50 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

So uh, he just now sobered up?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 07/20/12 at 07:50 PM ET

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You can’t know a persons drinking issues without being there, but hopefully everyone is making sure Kane will be OK. I can’t claim to have had the most sparkling behavior in my 20’s, but then again I wasn’t representing a major league sports franchise nor was I a star player in the league. He doesn’t get the same latitude you or I would get and so he needs to grow up and learn from this. I wish him well.

Posted by timbits on 07/20/12 at 08:43 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

He seems more contrite about partying than about jumping someone.

King Douche.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 07/20/12 at 09:54 PM ET

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I know I was a little kid one day that really looked up to stars like myself ...

I hate this line.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 07/21/12 at 07:48 AM ET

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I know I was a little kid one day that really looked up to stars like myself ...

I hate this line

Not sure why, it seems he is trying to say he needs to be accountable for his actions because others are watching, like little kids.

Posted by timbits on 07/21/12 at 12:49 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

  I know I was a little kid one day that really looked up to stars like myself ...

I hate this line.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 07/21/12 at 06:48 AM ET

I agree.  It makes it sound like he’s always considered himself a star and that he’s always looked up to himself.

I know that’s not what it means, but man was there a much better way to say that than he went with.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 07/21/12 at 01:13 PM ET

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