Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Eagle Will Fly At Dawn…Right Into The Backseat Of A Police Cruiser

This being April, it’s time to celebrate all that makes spring the magical time of year it is. The first robin appears in the back yard, the first crocuses and tulips bravely poke their little heads above ground, and of course, Ed Belfour gets arrested for being…well, Ed Belfour, really.

Belfour pulled away from the officer trying to arrest him and grabbed his shirt. The hockey player then fell forward on the ground, kicking and refusing to place his hands behind his back, the report said.

Belfour had slurred speech, blood shot eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said. He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.

As the article also notes, this is the second go-round for the Eagle, following a similar incident with a hotel security guard in 2000 (this uniform fetish is starting to get out of hand, there Big Fella). Although, I’m sure the Panthers organization is thrilled that his teammate vandalized a fire truck in solidarity. Now THAT is putting the “me” in “team”.

And as a public service, I would like to point out to everyone that in the fine city of Miami Beach in the Great State of Florida, grabbing a cop’s shirt, then falling to the ground kicking and screaming while refusing to put your hands behind your back does NOT in fact constitute violently resisting arrest. Good to know.

Belfour Arrested For Scuffle With Cop [ESPN.com]

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