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Jets says Kane ‘forgot’ to pay traffic fines

Sep 5, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

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No, it’s not a particularly big deal. But yes, it’s been picked up by numerous media outlets, so we’re going to pass it along.

From the Winnipeg Free Press:

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane has suffered his first hit of the upcoming hockey season — a court order garnishing his wages for refusing to pay a pair of outstanding traffic tickets.

The Manitoba government took the unusual step of filing a Court of Queen’s Bench motion in an attempt to recoup $650.80 in fines and costs from Kane, a budding NHL superstar who signed a six-year, $31.5-million contract earlier this summer.

The Jets say the issue has been dealt with. The two tickets were reportedly for texting while driving and driving without a valid license.

From CBC News, quoting Jets spokesperson Scott Brown:

“The Winnipeg Hockey Club did pay the fines and then Evander worked with us and repaid us,” he said. “It’s not a situation where Evander knowingly didn’t pay the fines or purposely didn’t pay the fines.” Brown said the 22-year-old Kane just “forgot” about the tickets.

“It’s a set of unfortunate circumstances … that could have happen to a lot of people and just happened to happen to Evander Kane, which of course he comes with a spotlight.”

Related: The curious case of Evander Kane vs. Winnipeg restauranteurs

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    “Forgot” or thought it was beneath him? “Fameitis” is a well know malady that frequently occures in S. California (Brittany, Lindsey, Sean P…)

    And as in this “case”, judges can become a part of a therapy team;)

    • buckyblackhawk - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Or was traveling to the Southeast every week for 3-4 months to play a bunch of games in a shorten season.

    • doubles22 - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      “It’s a set of unfortunate circumstances … that could have happen to a lot of people and just happened to happen to Evander Kane, which of course he comes with a spotlight.”

      “comes with a spotlight” is all the more reason why an athlete or a celeb needs to stay on top of their bidness. Seems young Evander is reaping what he has sowed with regard to his reputation and the public’s perception.

      • badintent - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:13 AM

        Start of the train wreak. Waiting for the derailment.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      I haven’t paid parking tickets before either and I’m sure most people on here haven’t either. I know I’m not famous and I can’t imagine anyone else on here is

      • ibieiniid - Sep 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        speak for yourself, bub. I once met Nick Nolte snorkeling in the Gulf…. I’m basically famous, and I’ve never forgotten to pay a ticket.

  2. hockey412 - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Maybe that picture of him holding up that stack of cash like it was a telephone wasn’t just a joke…maybe the kid really just doesn’t know what it’s for…

    Button it down, kid. Sucks to see a great hockey player stuck in all this self-caused crapolla. Still…a damn sight better than the trouble I was causing at his age…

  3. joey4id - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    hehehehe! We know he doesn’t forget to cash in those fat paychecks though. :-)

  4. crazemastercraze - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    How many more examples do we need of what a complete narcissist dill weed this guy is?

  5. hosewater2 - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    “Budding superstar” ROFLMAO

  6. ibieiniid - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    this guy reminds me of George Zimmerman…. however much we just want to forget about him, he keeps showing up in the news.

  7. endusersolutions2013 - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Texting while driving – not an indication of good judgement.

    • hockey412 - Sep 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      It’s ok if you don’t actually have a license :)

  8. explosivo333 - Sep 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Kane’s an idiot, we all know this already.

    • alswingman - Sep 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      and what would that make you? Smart? Don’t kid yourself despite all that positive reinforcement you get from self help books.

      Kane gets a free pass because he knocked Matt Cooke out cold. That’s what everyone should know. Unfortunately it did not finish Cooke’s career but it stands nonetheless.

  9. letsgopens8771 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Hey did you forget about “Young Money Cash Money Billionaires” which you shaved into your own head idiot? Think you can fork up some dough you stupid butthole.

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