BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Kane and his cousin took lesser pleasThursday, for their scuffle with a Buffalo cab driver.
NHL start Patrick Kane and his cousin stood before a judgeThursday afternoon, and plead guilty to disorderly conduct. That isa non-criminal violation, basically equivalent to a traffic ticket.His sentence - write an apology to the cab driver.
News 4 cameras were allowed in court for the plea and thesentencing Thursday. The Assistant District Attorney said that heagreed to offer the plea because it was the wishes of the cabdriver, Jan Radecki, and he said he agreed to it because the Kaneshave no prior records and because they have taken legal andpersonal responsibility for their actions.
But no one is saying what they are responsible for doing, nowthis all stems from the August 9th cab ride in Buffalo wherePatrick Kane and his cousin allegedly got into a dispute with thecab driver Radecki says the Kanes went "berserk" over 20 cents andstarted choking him.
After everything wrapped up on Thursday, Pat Kane said, "It hasbeen a long, tough two and a half weeks for me here, but I'm happythe matter is finally behind me. I think that obviously, I want toapologize again to my family, the city of Buffalo, my teammates,the whole Blackhawks organization, obviously all of the fans outthere, my fans especially, just for being in a regrettablesituation. But it's behind me, it's time to move on. I look forwardto being a part of the Blackhawks and hopefully representing myteam in the Olympics, just moving forward with my life and puttingthis all behind me."
The Kanes could have faces 15 days in jail, but instead thejudge gave them a conditional discharge, that means that they cannot get in trouble for up to a year and they must also write anapology to Jan Radecki. Kane's attorney says that Patrick will bewriting that apology within the next few days, before he heads backto Chicago.
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