LATEST | Former first-overall pick arrested in July following an incident at bar

Published August 4, 2023 at 10:31

According to reports, former first-overall pick Bryan Berard was arrested and charged in Rhode Island in late-July following an incident at a bar.

Berard reportedly was pushed in the back by another man, to which then the former Calder Trophy winner grabbed him by the shirt before engaging in a fight. The other man told Berard to settle down before the fight began.

The police report says that Berard was swinging his arms as officers were trying to put him in handcuffs and take him outside. Berard was then charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and given a court date of Wednesday, August 9th.

The 46-year-old reportedly said that he expects the charges to be dropped and that because he has lost sight out of his right eye due to a significant injury while playing in the NHL, he didn't realize that it was an officer trying to arrest him and just though he was being jumped.

Berard, a first-overall pick of the Senators in 1995, appeared in 619 games in the NHL across parts of ten seasons with the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Bruins, Blackhawks and Blue Jackets.

Source: The Hockey News
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