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Richard Panik Pleads Guilty To Criminal Trespass

via TMZ,

Arizona Coyotes winger Richard Panik pled guilty to criminal trespass on Wednesday stemming from an incident where he allegedly drunkenly refused to leave a Scottsdale bar.

The Scottsdale Police Dept. responded to an incident involving Panik on April 8 outside Bevvy -- a cool sports bar with games, music and lots of alcohol.

Cops say 27-year-old Panik appeared wasted and refused to leave the entrance -- but it's unclear if he ever made it inside the bar.

Point of information ... Bevvy is located in the middle of a heavy bar scene so it seems like he may have been bar hopping and got denied at the door.

Bottom line ... Panik was initially booked into Scottsdale City Jail for criminal trespass -- and was ordered to appear back in court on Sept. 5.

Panik was facing up to 30 days in jail -- but according to court docs, he cut a plea deal and won't serve another minute behind bars as long as he completes a court-ordered diversion program. 

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Paul's avatar

TMZ has the arrest video if you want to watch it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/05/18 at 04:29 PM ET

Chet's avatar

was right after their season ended.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 09/05/18 at 05:19 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Number 1) I don’t think the “your mom” jokes translated well for him, because he said, “I know your mom” haha.

Number 2) The cop handled that very well.

Number 3) I have been with friends (hey, not me!) who have been in much worse shape, been much more aggressive, and talked a whole lot more trash at bars and they got away with it (and some of them shouldn’t have).  Hard to say what he was like before the cops got there, but it’s kind of….odd to me that they took him to jail for that.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/06/18 at 09:51 AM ET

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