Former NHLer Mike Ribeiro during his time with the Montreal Canadiens.
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LATEST | The verdict is in regarding the charges dropped on thousand NHL games veteran Mike Ribeiro

Published February 3, 2024 at 12:01
A former National Hockey League forward was found not guilty on charges he was facing in the United States this past week.

According to KLTV, Mike Ribeiro, who played for the Canadiens, Stars, Capitals, Coyotes and Predators during his 17-year career in the National Hockey League, has been found not guilty of two counts of s**ual assault.

During his case in Texas, a jury was also deadlocked on another charge of attempted s**ual assault and it's possible that he could be retried for that specific charge, according to TSN's Rick Westhead.

"A jury in a Texas court has found former NHL player Mike Ribeiro not guilty of two counts of sexual assault, according to media reports.
The jury deadlocked on a count of attempted sexual assault. It's possible Ribeiro could be retried on that charge." Rick Westhead said in a post on X.

It's unclear at this time if Ribeiro will be facing a retrial for the charge of attempted s**ual assault, but it's something we'll certainly have our eyes on in the coming weeks and months.

The Montreal native was drafted 48th overall by the Canadiens in 1998 and went on to appear in 1,074 career NHL games where he racked up 793 points (228 goals, 565 assists).

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