Sunday, August 9, 2009

A "WTF?" situation


(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?


BReynolds said...

I'm with you... WTF is that?

If he is convicted, he needs to face some kind of punishment from the league too. Just like Dickhead Vick should not be in the NFL, I truly feel violent offenders should not be allowed into the league.

Convicted of a violent felony? Try the KHL Patrick. Idiot.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

I don't think it's as serious a crime as, say, attacking someone on the ice during a game and breaking his neck, or killing someone while drunk driving. It's almost more embarrassing than anything to me, I think. Punching a cabbie over 20 cents? Ye gods.

WRT - Wild Road Tripper said...

Listen to the sound on the video. Sounds like the cousin was the one doing the assaulting, not Patrick.

Even so, to have let this -- over 20 cents -- is beyond preposterous. Stupid kid, out on a bender and then fighting with a cab driver at 5 AM over a $13.80 fare?

Absolutely stupid.

surrey said...

Punish him he is so stupid person

artandhockey said...

Fleury now, Kane later. Too young, too much money, too dumb or lazy to think! And what was a 20yr old doing bar crawling at 4 am???

Unknown said...

Another thing to keep in mind: He's out all night on a bender... and he's only 20. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some repercussions from that too, if not from the police then by the NHL.

Kirsten said...

A lot of people have said in the past that he's really rude, selfish, and un-fan friendly, so I would guess his fame has gone to his head.

I wonder how drunk he was, though. I know for a fact that at 4-5AM if I've been out drinking all night, I wouldn't even think to ask for 20 cents back. I'd hand the dude a 20 and not be able to do enough math to figure out what I was owed back/give a shit.