Brett Sutter, wingman of the Calgary Flames, was arrested on assault charges after he allegedly punched a taxi driver after getting thrown out of a local bar in Scottsdale, AZ. He was booked and cheesed for the mugshot shown here.
What’s up with this trend of NHL players going out for a night and ending up behind bars after cabbie incidents! Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane became a member of Jocks Behind bars when he was busted in late 2009 and charged with assaulting a cabbie.
As of yet, there is no word on why the fight originally started, if there was a fight at all, but one could make an educated guess that alcohol was more than likely involved.
Brett, who is the 23-year-old son of Flames general manager Darryl Sutter and nephew of head coach Brent Sutter, was released on bond within an hour of his arrest and has been ordered to appear in court, which will likely be in the next few weeks.
The real bad news for this young lad is that he was just pulled back up from the minors. Although the Flames have not released a comment regarding his arrest, one can only imagine that this will knock him down a few notches on the family ladder. Brett is the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL and the first known Sutter accused of punching a cabbie.
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