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Sutter Will Face Charges For Punching Cab Driver

from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,

Calgary Flames assistant general manager Jay Feaster said Friday that forward Brett Sutter will indeed face assault charges stemming from Thursday morning’s punch-throwing incident outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., nightclub.

“We have been informed that . . . the victim is going to follow through and press charges,” said Feaster, a lawyer by training. “So (Sutter) has been charged with assault-touched to injure. It’s a third-degree misdemeanour in Arizona. The next thing that’ll happen from a legal perspective is that a plea will have to be entered at a hearing on Nov. 30 in Scottsdale. Brett won’t have to be there in person. He can have legal counsel enter a plea for him.

“From an organization perspective, our first reaction is that this is highly out of — totally out of — character for this player. That’s not who or what Brett is. Obviously, it’s unfortunate we’re in this situation and it’s unfortunate for Brett.

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Mandingo's avatar

This guy was a cab driver?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 11/12/10 at 07:42 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep Mandingo, from another story at the Calgary Herald,

Calgary Flames rookie Brett Sutter sucker-punched a cab driver after being kicked out of a Phoenix-area bar, according to police.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/12/10 at 07:45 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Wow. What is it with hockey players and cab drivers?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 11/12/10 at 07:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“I told him you can’t just walk up and punch someone in the face and that’s why he was going to jail. Mr. Sutter agreed and stated ‘you guys do what you have to do and I am sorry I acted that way.’”

The officer said he later went into the holding cells to interview Sutter, and found the player asleep on the floor.

“Mr. Sutter seemed upset that I woke him. He also seemed a bit dazed and confused,” wrote Cesareo.

The officer, confused himself over the metric measurements on Sutter’s driver’s licence, then tried asking the player how tall he was and how much he weighed.

“Mr. Sutter stared at me with a blank look on his face,” Cesareo wrote.

“I then asked him if he remembered what had transpired tonight and he told me to leave him alone. At this time I decided to let Mr. Sutter go back to sleep.”

Police later released Sutter on bond.

ROFL.  And I was on a Led Zeppelin binge yesterday.

Cops were being nice to him.  If it were any other drunk, they’d be a bit more aggressive.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/12/10 at 08:05 PM ET

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I drove a cab in Denver for a few years, and once picked up a wasted Eric Godard. He was a nice drunk, thankfully, and a good tipper. He was in the Islanders system at the time and was in town to try out for the av-holes.  He was expected to fight Scott Parker in camp. He said,  “the guy’s a friggin animal”  We were talking about tough guys in the NHL, and I asked about my favorite, Darren McCarty. His response was, [insert Canadian accent] “Oh he’ll go ya alright. He’ll go ya right on your own back deck fer not bringin im a beer.”

Posted by herschel c. wollmack on 11/12/10 at 08:49 PM ET

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