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Report: Toronto's Bell Expected to Serve Six Months

From Sportsnet.ca:

Newly acquired Toronto Maple Leaf Mark Bell is headed to jail, Sportsnet has learned.
Bell pleaded guilty in a San Jose courtroom Tuesday to charges of drunk driving causing injury and hit and run.
The Leaf forward, picked up in the Vesa Toskala trade with San Jose in June, will be sentenced to six months in a Santa Clara ,California county jail to be served at the end of this upcoming season.

Wonder if the Leafs were expecting this?

Read the whole article here.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 10:02 AM ET
 
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Comments

Heh who cares...

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

If the NHL were smart, they'd do something too to Bell. Too many players get associated with drinking at an early age and it's not helping that some of the ice rinks serve beer at the rinks. Nobody remembers Pelle Lindburgh (sp?, see!).

Drinking and driving, not such a good thing, yet happens more and more often with pro athletes. Remember the pitcher for the Cardinals who died earlier this year from drinking and driving?

Posted by: Paul | August 15, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Two words: Theo Fleury

The league needs to start coming down hard on these offenders or they will just repeat.

Posted by: cbstoner | August 15, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Two words: Theo Fleury

The league needs to start coming down hard on these offenders or they will just repeat.

Posted by: cbstoner | August 15, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

From the article: "...will be sentenced to six months in a Santa Clara ,California county jail to be served at the end of this upcoming season."

AT THE END OF THE SEASON? The judge who made that ruling should be fired and Bettman needs to make a request that Bell be forced to serve his sentence immediately and then suspend him for the remainder of the season once he's out.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

This makes Ferguson look a little inept...did he know this when he accepted Bell in trade?

Posted by: Blueline | August 15, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if the Leafs were expecting this?

From Slam Sports....

The Leafs were well aware of the hot water Bell was in when they acquired him in June as part of the Vesa Toskala trade with the Sharks. But Bell said at the time of the deal he hoped the legal problem "will take care of itself.""

General manager John Ferguson told reporters in June that "with all the research we've done, we feel he's in good hands."

Last night, Ferguson did not return a call to Sun Media, but e-mailed Sportsnet: "I will reserve comment until I can more fully review the situation."

Posted by: Yosh | August 15, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget Tim Horton. There are no donuts where he is.

Posted by: SIDEHILLMAN | August 15, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

This was a plea bargain. Presumably part of the deal was the timing of the sentence. In other words, the prosecution traded that provision in exchange for a guilty plea. The judge would have had to agree to that, but he didn't come up with it.

Posted by: norske | August 15, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

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