Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Eagle's wings clipped again

Mere hours after the conclusion of his NHL season, Florida Panther’s goalie Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour got into his usual off-season routine of drinking to excess and scuffling with cops.

Belfour and teammate Ville Peltonen were visiting a popular Miami Beach bar when security guards asked them to leave for being wildly intoxicated. When the two refused to leave police were called. They tried to arrest The Eagle for disorderly intoxication but he fought back and had to be Tasered in order to be handcuffed.

Belfour loves booze. A lot. Earlier this season he injured a teammate while in a drunken rage. And back in 2000 he was maced by cops after being forcibly removed from a hotel bar and offering one billion dollars if they let him go. During sentencing for that incident he promised to seek alcohol counseling and to never scuffle with police again.

NHL players are classier than other pro athletes. And by classy I mean that when they get drinking the resulting deaths are strictly "accidental".

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