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Eager facing more charges from Toronto bar fight

Oct 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT


A bad week continues to get worse for Ben Eager.

On Friday, word broke that the Edmonton Oilers forward would be facing additional charges stemming from a bar fight at Toronto’s Quail and Firkin Pub early Saturday morning.

Eager — who was originally charged with threatening bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon — now faces an additional charge of assault.

Also, the assault causing bodily harm charge has been upgraded to aggravated assault.

Eager, 28 and his brother Michael, 31, are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 26.

The alleged incident was reportedly between Eager and the pub’s doorman, who was later taken to hospital via ambulance.

“We are used to dealing with young professionals,” the Qual and Firkin’s general manager, Jennine Lombardo said. “Last night [Saturday] stopped staff dead in their tracks and is not typical of what happens at our establishment.

“Once the fight started, service ended immediately. Our staff was in shock. And we are concerned for our door man who was brutally attacked and hurt.”

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, the “weapon” in question was reportedly a chair, and was believed to have been caught on surveillance video.

  1. brianforster - Oct 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    so apparently the guy he assaulted put up a first hand description, im not sure on its authenticity, but i thought it was worth the read (even though the guy comes off as pretentious and eager comes off as a douche)

    • brianforster - Oct 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      crap, forgot the link

      • brianforster - Oct 26, 2012 at 3:35 PM

        double crap, this article states it was with the doorman not a patron, so basically my comments are bad and i should feel bad. disregard.

  2. bagjr387 - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say he could be a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver…

  3. hockeyflow33 - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Based off what that guy wrote, what did he think would happen if he started chirping Ben Eager? Not excusing the assault but take some personal responsibility for purposely putting yourself in a bad situation.

  4. sjsharks66 - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    The wine guy had plenty of chances to just go sit somewhere else. Who here would chirp at eager like that especially after you find out who he is? Ehh, whatever eager is in the wrong. But like the guy above me said, “take some personal responsibility”

  5. nuckss - Oct 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    The story is not real. It is a joke.

  6. workerparasite - Oct 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    I’m guessing Ben’s not eager for November 26 to come?

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