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Bobby Ryan Arrested At The Nashville Airport

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Ryan, who spent the 2020-21 NHL season with the Red Wings, spent Monday in a Nashville jail. Police ended up placing him under arrest for public intoxication at the Nashville International Airport.

According to reporting from ScoopNashville.com, Ryan was seen taking several items from an airport store without paying. Airport police were given notification of this, setting out searching for Ryan. Abandoning the stolen items on a counter, Ryan ended up entering Little Harpeth Brewing with the police in pursuit. He was found sitting at the bar, awaiting a drink he’d just ordered.

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utahgentile's avatar

Disappointing.  I was, and still am, rooting for him.

Posted by utahgentile from the land of white and delightsome people on 07/27/22 at 10:48 AM ET


Damn man.  Just a step back, start taking steps forward again.

Posted by ThatGuy on 07/27/22 at 01:11 PM ET


It was basically crickets since he was released
from the tryout last year. Not that I was digging around.
Just sort of wondering what he would do next.

In the back of my mind occasionally I’d have a thought like:
after the rush of positive emotion from asking for help, rehabbing, the comeback hat trick, season in Detroit, and being embraced by so many in the sport and so many fans, to come up short really through no fault of your own, a year later, and face the end of your career…that’s got to be really hard. No matter how much money you have and how supportive a family, it’s probably a hard day and realization for any pro athlete. For one with his challenge, even more so.

But absolutely: it’s not fatal, it’s just a misstep. We’re all human.
No embarrassment in admitting you made a mistake and owning it.
Keep your head up and keep going.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/27/22 at 01:33 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Sorry my problem is that other than public shaming there are no consequences to his action and thus no deterrence for either Ryan or anyone else.

The store isn’t pressing charges.

The airport police release him and dropped charges.

Part of making mistakes is facing the consequences of those actions and making amends. Too often these pro athletes are taught they’re above the rules of others. This is just the latest example of this.

Or do you really believe Nate Burleson was reaching to save a pizza box at 2:30am on a section of 696 in Farmington Hills that is basically a straightaway (west-bound near Drake). Sure a pizza box slipping forward overcoming both the seat pitch angle (which makes it slide backwards) and acceleration/momentum on a straightaway (which again makes it slide backwards) makes total sense. Would an ordinary citizen involved in a one car crash at 2:30 am get off without facing at least a field sobriety test?

I was told second hand that he was let off because he played for the Lions, not because they didn’t suspect anything.

Hell Bob Probert put more than a few passengers in the hospital because of his drinking, but it wasn’t until he messed with federal agents that he faced any real consequences to his actions.

Lets hope Bobby Ryan gets things under control before he does something that will mandate consequences for even a (former) pro athlete.

Posted by d ca on 07/27/22 at 02:55 PM ET


Sorry my problem is that other than public shaming there are no consequences to his action and thus no deterrence for either Ryan or anyone else.

Nice to see those without sin are still willing to throw stones.

Posted by GMoney on 07/27/22 at 03:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sweet that he’s using the Red Wings colors for his kids on his profile pic on Twitter.

It’s a tough road, Bobby, but we’re pulling for ya.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/27/22 at 04:18 PM ET


He has an addiction and was drunk and took
some things from a store shelf.

Maybe I’m missing details, but he’s not a serial offender
or wanted for a bunch of other crimes; he didn’t hurt anyone.
He’s not part of some shoplifting gang that systematically
loots stores and roughs up anyone who gets in the way.

And the other side of his celebrity is this mistake is going to be heavily covered in the media.

We’re living in an era in which even big cities that were
until quite recently very safe are now much more dangerous
and unlivable in terms of trying to simply safely access a drugstore
that’s open and not full of career criminals filling garbage bags of

And the conclusion is that a guy whose first offense was
shoplifting a few things likely as a cry for help, and then sitting down
at a nearby airport bar and ordering a drink, needs to be punished more
than being arrested and having it all over the news? Reality is, he’s not in the same situation as someone who is down and out and either has to choose tough love rehab and supervised programs - with the alternative spending real time in jail.
Fair or not, a guy who has the plenty of money and didn’t do anything dangerous to others is going to get a chance to go back to rehab on his own terms. I hope he’s smart enough to surround himself with sponsors and the structure and habits to avoid another relapse.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/27/22 at 05:15 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Disappointing.  I was, and still am, rooting for him.

I always liked Ryan. He messed up. Again. Here’s hoping he bounces back up for the better. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 07/27/22 at 06:00 PM ET

Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

Lets root for him to fully recover….. seems like a good guy!

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 07/27/22 at 07:51 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Bobby Ryan tweet today,

I intend to, and I will write back to every single person who sent me a message. There is over 950 of them, please don’t think I am ducking you. I can’t keep up. But I am absolutely floored and humbled. Thank you all so much, I don’t deserve it. But I will take it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/28/22 at 02:31 PM ET

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