Blackhawks' star Patrick Kane, whio is 20 years old, was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of robbery and several misdemeanor charges.
After arriving at their destination around 4:00am, the 62-year-old cab driver informed Kane and Abel that he did not have the additional 20 cents that was due them as change after they had paid their cab fare.
The cab driver's lawyer is now stating that the situation may have been blown out of proportion and reasoning with the media that the two sides "should be able to work things out."
In other words, Kane has agreed to pay this guy a sum of money much larger than 20 cents in exchange for the driver keeping his mouth shut about the situation.
We probably will never find out what really happened, but a couple of things seem wrong in this story.
First of all, what was Kane doing out at 4:00am? Maybe the Buffalo Sheriff's department should have checked Mr. Kane's identification and blood alcohol level.
Secondly, a massive sum of money is obviously involved in the story. People don't get assaulted over two dimes and then have their lawyer tell the press that they think things "can be worked out" if they aren't getting paid to do it.
Third, if this same accusation was made against Sean Avery, he'd already be headed for Anger Management class. Kane will get off the hook.
Now, non-Penguin fans will argue that Sidney Crosby or another young superstar would similarly get off the hook in the same situation. That brings up the question: What is Sid doing this summer?
Guys who have multi-million-dollar professional sports contracts don't beat up old men over 20 cents just for something to do on at four in the morning on a Saturday in Buffalo...or do they?