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Varlamov’s father: ‘No crime was committed’

Oct 31, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

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Semyon Varlamov‘s arrest for domestic assault and kidnapping on Wednesday night shocked the hockey world, but his father maintains his son is innocent.

Alexander Varlamov tells rsport in Russia (via The Denver Post) that it’s the media that’s blowing things up over his son’s arrest and that nothing happened.

“There will be a hearing, and only afterwards will we be able to give some kind of comment,” Alexander Varlamov said. “I can only say one thing with complete responsibility: No crime has been committed whatsoever,” he added.

That remains to be seen as Varlamov still has to go through the legal process.  At this time, he’s being held in a Denver jail where he’s awaiting being brought before a judge at 10 a.m. local time (noon ET).

  1. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Hopefully the truth comes out sooner than later.

    Wouldn’t want people to judge before the facts are released.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      man, he coulda done a LITTLE better in not making himself look like Nico Bellic from GTA4 in his mug shot though.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 31, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      I’m sure the media will take a cautious approach

      (sarcasm is heavy here since so many can’t seem to grasp it)

  2. ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I hate how people blame the media for EVERYTHING. The media isn’t blowing it up, the media is reporting what happened. What happened is Varly turned himself in for a crime that may or may not have been committed. If people are jumping to the conclusion that he’s guilty, that’s their issue, not the media. I’ve seen NO media claim he’s guilty, only report the truth.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      lol “a crime that may or may not have been committed.” I think I’ve been watching too many mob movies…. or maybe I’ve seen this episode one too many times.||||

  3. thailer35 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Love how Russia is claiming this is the US sabotaging Russia’s Olympic chances. How could that be the case if he turned himself in?

    Hopefully, though, Varly turned himself in because he felt he had nothing to hide and this will all get cleared up. Regardless, it is certainly a wiser choice than how a certain New England football player handled his legal situation.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      way to go thailer, see what you did?! (go up 2 stories)

      • thailer35 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Haha, my bad! But I’m sure Jason would have picked it up regardless of what I said.

      • thailer35 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

        Also, note to Joey, notice how I didn’t claim an insider source and then go to the next article and copy and paste what I wrote here.

  4. robdog0721 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Varlarmov’s Father “Move along, nothing to see here. Just stop over the body my son stopped on multiple times.” Word her in Denver is he was drunk, pushed her down and gave her the Rooski 2 step with his boot a few times. Been a bad past few months with Denver sports personnel and behavior. Hope they don’t poopah this and get him some help.

    • 19to77 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      Word from what, exactly, the tabloids? A friend of a friend with an “inside source”? Hearsay is irrelevant. Words are wind until an actual hearing.

  5. robdog0721 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    “stomped on”

  6. flyeredup - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Throw away the key. Real tough guy whooping his wife.

  7. joey4id - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    According to the Patrick Roy’s handbook on handling domestic violence accusations, Varlamov’s father, like Roy’s father did, will be publishing a book;

  8. mclovinhockey - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    So far I heard he tossed her to the ground and stomped her, and that he locked her in a room so she would not drive home drunk……… Wtf?

  9. tlow97 - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Crime commits you…?

  10. crazemastercraze - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Father “in mother Russia beating up a eons is an honor, not a crime!”

  11. stakex - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Its not a story when the parents of someone accused of a crime claim they didn’t do it. Its only a story if the parents claim they actually did do it.

  12. usher716 - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    In Soviet Russia woman beats YOU

  13. mrhyperpants - Oct 31, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    where does it say in this article, that USA is sabotaging Russias Olympics? Russia would still smash you yanks even if they didn’t have Valry in there team.

  14. dlk75150 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:33 PM


  15. macjacmccoy - Nov 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    I never understood how someone could seriously stand up in front of other people and proclaim someone else’s innocence or guilt as a fact when they weren’t present when the situation went down.

    There’s a difference between having an opinion and stating something like its gospel. Its like the Aaron Hernadez case. Its one thing for me to believe he was involved in the shooting of Odin Lloyd. Its something totally different for me to say without a shadow of a doubt that he was the one that actually pulled the trigger.

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