NHL’s Patrick Kane Admits Disorderly Conduct
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has pleaded guilty to a non-criminal charge of disorderly conduct following a dispute over fares with an elderly cab driver earlier this month.
Kane, 20, and his older cousin James Kane, 21, both pleaded guilty to their involvement in an altercation with Jan Radecki after the cabbie told the pair he was unable to give them the correct change for their fare.
Radecki alleges that the argument began with him being unable to provide the pair with 20 cents and culminated with the two Kanes beating him up. Both have now been ordered to send a written apology to Radecki, but will receive no further punishment providing they maintain good behaviour over the next year.
Last week, the Kanes were charged with misdemeanour assault, harassment and theft, but following their conditional discharges, both have avoided serving a jail term of 15 days for their involvement in the incident. Additionally, Patrick Kane has not received any further disciplinary action from the NHL and can now continue his season with Chicago as normal.
During the hearing, Kane apoligized to the court and said that he now hoped that he and his cousin could put the incident behind them.