(Update: Is this the latest fallout from Hossa Karma?)
Patrick Kane arrested for punching and robbing a cab driver
This story can't possibly be true, can it?
Or is there something more to it?
As you can read, 20-year-old Kane and his cousin expected change back from a cab fare of $13.80. They paid $15. They wanted, but didn't get, change. They allegedly assaulted the cab driver and took back their money.
So, say it with me, what the f---?
This is alternatively unfortunate and curious on several levels. First, I don't ride in cabs much, but isn't it typical to tip the guy? Second, they really wanted $1.20 back in change? Why didn't they just give him the $15 and go on their way?
I know Kane is due for a new contract in 2010, but is he really forced to be pinching pennies already?
No league likes seeing its stars get into trouble - any kind of trouble - and the NHL in particular needs its young guns - particularly Kane - to avoid any unpleasantness. If this story ends up being true, I don't know what kind of repercussions will result.
But apart from that: Robbing a cab driver, Patrick? Really?
Maybe this will turn out to be much ado about nothing, but it is certainly one of the odder and minor arrests one will hear about in regards to a professional athlete.
Actually, no, it's stupid. Come on, Patrick, what were you thinking?