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Kane apologizes for Vegas picture

Dec 19, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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Evander Kane is sorry if he rubbed hockey fans the wrong way by posing on a Las Vegas balcony with four bricks of cash and tweeting a picture of it to his thousands of followers.

(Man, the sentences we have to write sometimes.)

“I didn’t mean to offend anybody,” the 21-year-old Jets forward told the Winnipeg Sun’s Ken Wiebe. “It was taken by a bunch of people in the wrong context.”

Kane was surprised at the backlash the tweet caused, though he recognizes how it could’ve been seen in a negative light given the NHL’s work stoppage.

“I totally get that point, I understand it,” he said. “But it had nothing to do with the lockout or my views on it.

“Everybody is affected by this lockout. It’s not like we’re on strike. We would love to be able to play hockey right now.

“When it comes to people that work at the rinks, have jobs in restaurants and concessions, it’s tough.”

The picture, by the way, was taken in November.

  1. crosberries - Dec 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Must be nice to have stacks of cash when you walk out on bills and don’t tip either

    • crosberries - Dec 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      People who act like him is part of the reason I can’t stand football plus the convicted murderers who still play or are on the sidelines

      • jrock91 - Dec 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        Dany Heatley killed his best friend as well. Football isn’t the only one.

      • crosberries - Dec 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

        Right but no where near the amount in football

  2. flyerguy73 - Dec 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Still an idiot, even if he apologized.

  3. tarotsujimoto74 - Dec 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Shouldn’t have to apologize for that, he’s a rich kid, it’s gonna happen.

  4. cspsrbums - Dec 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Stop whining about him he has money for playing a sport and he is young he wasnt doing anything wrong .ome people just can’t let people live without something being behind what others do. Get a life people

  5. dkphilly1122 - Dec 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Exactly CSPS. Nothing wrong when non athletes pose with stacks of cash, so why is this any different. He doesn’t need to apologize. If anyone was offended screw them. He is a young kid and earned it by becoming an NHL player, lock out or not. Too many people in the world worry about other people’s business and problems. Just worry about your life and stop hatin on others for making something of their lives.

  6. paperkid96 - Dec 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Damn you PHT. I thought this was another awesome drunken PATRICK kane story. This is a non story.

  7. muttbolts - Dec 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Ray Lewis was not convicted .

    • crosberries - Dec 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM

      Not quite sure where it says ray Lewis in my post

  8. eyeh8goodell - Dec 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Nothing to apologize for. The only people that took “offense” were sad pathetic individuals that are just angry because he (and every other NHL player) isn’t broke, desperate for a paycheck, and about to cave to ownership……..which is the way you’d like him to be. I’d respect him more if he didn’t apologize. I’d respect him ever more still if he posed with a big white board that read “To all those that took offense………F you” and posted that pic to his Twitter page.

    • smedley3cd - Dec 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

      Would that include the people who are going under financially due to this squabble between the overtly rich?

  9. jimw81 - Dec 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    i dont understand what he did wrong. he was hanging out with floyd mayweather.

    • jimw81 - Dec 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      btw, remember the old saying, what stays in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

  10. blomfeld - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Nothing more than “The Folly of Youth” …

    “The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy” – Alfred North Whitehead

    There are times now when I almost “quiver” remembering some of the crazy and dangerous escapades which I used to get in back in my twenties. The girls, the car chases, the street fights, etc … What this guy did was “doll house play’ compared to what most of us “have or will” experience. So to hell with the punk I say … but GO JETS GO eh ! :)

  11. martysbetter - Dec 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM


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