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Report: Madison police “had contact” with Kane, but no charges filed

May 15, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

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As reported yesterday, no charges were filed against Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane despite anonymous allegations published on Deadspin that he choked a woman while partying in Madison, Wisconsin, on May 5.

According to the Madison Police Department, a sergeant did have contact with Kane, “but whatever his behavior was it did not rise to the level of an arrest.”

The Chicago Sun-Times also followed up with Madison police and got a similar story, though with a few more details:

Joel DeSpain, the public information officer for the Madison Police Department, said one of its sergeants “had contact” with Kane on May 5, but that the actions of the Hawks’ star did not warrant a citation or arrest.

The female sergeant, who was not aware of who the Hawks’ star winger was, told Kane and another man to breakup an argument and sent both in opposite directions, DeSpain said.

DeSpain said his department is aware of the Deadspin article that included allegations the winger choked a woman at frat party early that day.

However, he said he was not aware of any complaints or any pending legal action against Kane.

So on the bright side, Kane wasn’t arrested for fighting or choking a woman.

On the other hand, newspapers are having to report he wasn’t arrested for fighting or choking a woman.

Related: Paul Hornung tells Patrick Kane to be careful: “These kids carry knives and guns and all that kind of stuff”

  1. michiganhockey11 - May 15, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Regardless of an arrest or not, he still had contact with law enforcement and was told to “knock it off”. That’s not exemplary behavior you would want to reflect onto your organization.

    Then again, minus Probie and D-Mac, I was spoiled with an example that I saw for a hockey player growing up.


    • pone27 - May 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      You are officially, a hater sir.

      Oh the Blackhawks and Kane are screwed because a cop told him to knock it off… Big deal man, grow up.

      I mean since we are talking when there is smoke, there’s fire, how do you as a Wings fan, feel about having arguably the dirtiest player of all time on your roster? I figured a team with such class like the Red Wings wouldnt want a player like this on their team?

      I was spoiled with an example that I saw for a hockey player growing up too.

      Mr. Jeremy Roenick

      • michiganhockey11 - May 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

        Not hating at all. I grew up with Stevie Y. That’s was the example. That’s what archetype was for a model player. On and off the ice. I never said I approve of what he did to Moore. Dirtiest player of all time? Show me some other contenders for that.

        Roenick huh? Still not in the same arena as Yzerman. You’re only saying that because he’ll be the next Blackhawk inducted into the HOF and it BURNS you that Chellios won’t go in as a Blackhawk.

      • pone27 - May 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM

        Never said Roenick was in the same arena as Yzerman, but I do know JR is easily one of the top American born players of all-time, and thats why I looked up to him. If I had to pick a Canadian player, its Messier over Yzerman anyday. And I said Bertuzzi is ARGUABLY the dirtiest player of all-time. That is a controversy in itself.

        Cheli not going in as a Hawk is fine by me. Hawks had him in best years, he isnt the reason why the Wings won their cups. If Cheli wants to in as a Wing, that is his own issue.

      • browning24 - May 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        I think you’re getting dirtiest player of all time and dirtiest play of all time confused

  2. hockeyflow33 - May 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    As long as the choking allegations aren’t accurate he did nothing wrong.

    Being a dbag isn’t a crime.

    • michiganhockey11 - May 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      True, just irritating to true hockey fans I guess.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 16, 2012 at 1:28 AM

        Right, because hockey players don’t drink, good call there

      • michiganhockey11 - May 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM

        I know plenty of people that drink and aren’t d-bags about it.

  3. pone27 - May 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    I want Kane banned from the NHL and I want guys like Raffi Torres instead….

  4. cableguymike - May 15, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    This guy is a train wreck. I love it. Goes to show that money and talent doesn’t cure stupid.

  5. paperkid96 - May 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Chicago fans have plenty of class guys on their team to stop defending this guy. The proof is there that it isn’t an organizational issue, but instead its one tool. You don’t have make excuses about being 22 and acting like a complete ass in public. The difference between him and most of us is several million being paid to him to act like a pro at all times. I’m pretty sure if you (or maybe Kane himself) read his contract there is something about public image. Its something most professional sports teams actually care about.

  6. kravinmoorhedd - May 16, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    So explain to me how Jeremy Roenick is a role model? Isn’t he one of the players who trashed their rooms at the Olympic village after they were eliminated in the preliminary rounds in mens ice hockey at the 1998 winter olympics in Nagano, Japan?

    Just sayin, don’t be so quick to pick role models and criticize others.

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