Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hockey World Scandalized as 20-Somethings Loud, Drunk at Bachelor Party

Former cover model Eric Staal and his younger brother Jordan Staal were arrested in Minnesota for being drunk and disorderly at Eric's bachelor party.

Young 20-somethings being loud at a bachelor party? I know, I'm just as shocked as you are:

Both brothers were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process, while Jordan was also charged with consumption of alcohol while under 21 years of age. Eric's agent, Rick Curran, said he expected the misdemeanor charges to be reduced or dismissed.

According to a statement released by the Cook County Sheriff's office, after the Sheriff's office received complaints about "screaming, yelling and playing loud music," the group of about 20 was warned "multiple times" before it was ordered to leave the resort by Sheriff's deputies, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and a U.S. Border Patrol agent at 3 a.m. Monday.

"After leaving the property, the group gathered on Highway 61 and began harassing passing motorists," the Sheriff's office said, at which point 14 members of the group were arrested at approximately 4 a.m. Eric Staal was one of 10 people to spend the night in jail.

I will admit that I'm easily scandalized and I have often been mistaken for a grandmother born in the '30s, rocking back and forth in my rocking chair in outdated pearls and a cardigan while I lecture to anybody who will listen about how the world is going to heck in a handbasket with the children's hippity-hop music and left-winged liberal ideals. But on a 'Clutch My Pearls' scale, this doesn't even rate a 'passing stroke'.

I did find it highly hilarious though, mostly because for some reason I can very easily picture Eric and Jordan Staal harrassing motorists with awkward, drunken white-boy dances off of some obscure road in rural Minnesota.

This just gives me more reason to love the league. The NBA has a dirty official, the NFL has two libraries full of player offenses, soccer (football) is a daily riot waiting to happen and hockey has boys being boys.


Thanks to the NHL Fanhouse, their mugshots are also available for viewing:


Objectionable Conduct said...

He he. This is AWESOME. I even came out of hiding for it.

Oh yeah, and Marc was there too.

Marie said...

I also thought this was hilarious. How scandalous!! If only they hooked up with the Vikings and asked for tips on how to have a real party.

Also, I never thought Eric Staal was all that good-looking, but he looks quite scrumptous in his mugshot.

Jordi said...


Had to get that out of me. Ditto on teh Eric. He must be made for a life of crime.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if JStaal's shirt collar is an indication of how many times they tried to throw him out of the bar.

Or is that a fashion statement, JStaal?

Can we make that fashion statement on the HLOG shirts too? That'd be one heck of an inside joke.

Bethany said...

Awh, I kind of think Jordan looks like he is going to cry.

Tracy said...

LOL!! That would be hilarious to put that on the shirts. I would ever be able to look at it without laughing and picturing their mugs. Joy.

Rinslet said...





Margee said...

First of all, Eric's picture looks professionally lit. Whoever photographed him for GQ, needs to contact the sherriff's dept. for tips.

And second, Jordan's hair reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry couldn't get the shampoo out of his hair.

And can I get an opinion on whether that's a mock turtleneck or not? It looks awfully like a mock turtleneck... under a t-shirt. Why?

Charity said...

i thought this was really funny... but for mug shots, these guys don't look so bad. maybe american mug shots are dimly lit and everyone looks god-awful on purpose? (lindsay lohan, anyone?)

eric looks just fine in his shot. jordan looks... screwed hahahaha.... poor boys.

Shmee said...

Best NHL off season story. period.

Margee, I was wondering the same thing! What the hell is that thing? From the orange color I thought it might be some sort of prison outfit if he had lost his shirt in the drunkenness (or lost it being tackled to the ground by the cops and if so, lets hope we see some pictures)

aquietgirl said...

A squirrel could probably fit a winter's worth of nuts in Jordan's chin.

This incident really doesn't fit with what I imagined these boys to be ... I mean, they look so much like the Mormons standing around the corner of my library.