According to the cabbie, Kane asked him "don't you know who I am"?
I hate to pass judgment without hearing both sides. Has anyone heard Kane's side? What's the general contention? Bum rap or spoiled brat?
N.H.L. player for Chicago Blackhawks, otherwise someone you may not want to know.
It's hard to keep the Courts out of it once cops and black eyes enter the picture. The cabbie's going to get the worst of it again....
TheStar.com | Hockey | Patrick Kane's cabbie didn't have licence: Report
If the story the cabbie told is 'true', and the situation was as simple as he explained, he just has to tell it like it is, what they come up with, who knows.
That's where the lawyers have their 'game' and compete for the win.
It was Patrick Kane and his Cousin, not just him.
They have been charged on three counts, but when hearing a quote from the cabbie's lawyer, he downplayed it, so I guess they will soften it up a little,
not sure, but what I can't figure out is, why did they want change from $15.00
to begin with, when it was only $1.20, I wouldn't even do that, just keep the
change, can't believe they haggled over $1.20, well he did give them $1.00,
then they haggled over the .20, unbelievable.
I suppose it is somewhere in the middle, they did the stupid deed, probably drunk, acted like morons, but maybe when it came out, the media ran with
it, as there isn't much news right now in the hockey world.
We'll have to wait and see how it plays out, it can't just be dropped, because
those criminal charges are there.
Yep, it's kind of sad, but sometimes you get those kind of guys in professional sports- Eric Lindross, Brett Hull and Al McInnis are three that come to mind although not as blatant as this guy. At least McInnis was funny, he and his brother were hasseling a hooker outside a night club, he told her he made more money in two minutes than she made in a year.
You get these kinds of guys from every walk of life, but the professional athletes,
or celebrities, or politicians, get the 'big media' show, other than the fact,they make lots
of money, they are just people, like everyone, and sometimes can be jerks,
like many others.
Correctomente as usual Talloola, it's just you hate to see jerks getting paid big money and then being A-holes about it. The guy makes $3/4 million a year and he hassels the cabbie over 20 cents. They should pass a law saying you have to be a man before you can become a hero.
Anyone correct me on this, but I think Kane is still on the entry level contract,
and will be negotiating a new contract this coming season. I haven't looked it
up and I'm not 100% sure of myself here, just trying to remember.
So, if that is the case, he has earned around 700 thousand a year. or less, for the two
years he has been in the NHL. He's still only 20 yrs. old.
I will not defend him on his actions, but I will realize he is 20 yrs. old, and
still young and obviously stupid, so hopefully when the dust settles on this
mess, he will come out a much better person.
And the heading on this thread, should include his cousin, as it was not just
Mistakes happen and can be forgiven but punching out a cabbie over 20 cents is callous and a blight on the league. He'll be answering to the criminal courts and undoubtedly a civil suit.
I would think so too, but I have a feeling the lawyers will construct a brand
new case, which incriminates the cabbie, because of his 'no licence' and past
reputation, and maybe patrick kane's cousin will take the fall. I'm just turning
this into a 'made for TV' movie, as we really don't know yet, just how all of
this went down, exactly.
A long time ago, a lawyer told me that, there are three sides to every story.
One side, and the other side, and the truth, and we may never really know
what story was really the truth.
The cabbie said that he 'at first' thought they were college kids, didn't realize
who they were, well, what difference does that make.
He locked the door and wouldn't let them out, that is policy I guess in certain
instances, when the fare is being argued about, would have liked to be a fly
on the dashboard at that moment.
Patrick Kane is a 'very' small guy, wonder how big his cousin is.
A reporter interviewed patrick after a hockey game, and came and
said he is so small, he looks like a kid.
This is starting to get interesting. NO doubt I missed part of the story. If the cabbie didn't have a license that's between the cops and the cabbie- nothing to do with Kane. I didn't hear that the cabbie had a bad reputation but then of course "reputation" and "character" are quite often two separate things. I did see that the cabbie obviously had the tar beaten out of him, that should go down as aggravated assault. The question of course is who did the assault. If Kane and his cousin were smart, they'd make an arrangement where the cousin takes the fall in exchange for a hefty part of Kane's salary..............
The cabbie had a few 'drunk driving' problems in the last 7 or 8 years, and
hasn't had a licence for quite a long time.
I know that isn't connected to this offence, but the lawyers will tangle it all
up somehow. The cabbie can't drop charges, as they are criminal, but I'm
sure he would do that, if the cops would look the other way concerning his
Yeah, it is getting interesting.
It seems a little ironic, but I'll bet the cabbie is going to end up needing a lawyer worse than Kane and that's too bad...........Kane can afford a bushel of them, while the cabby is probably going to get what the state gives him. The cabby probably worked hard all his life so that guys like Kane can have all the privileges. I think justice would be served if Kane and his illustrious cousin spent a years worth of Saturdays and Sundays washing taxis and vacuuming them out...........probably a lot of puke on a Sunday morning.
The thought of the smell of puke, makes me want to puke.
I don't have a clue what will happen, but I'm thinking, that it might just gradually get foggier and foggier, and thinner and thinner, till, after a
few explanations from lawyers and judges, they are found innocent, and
explanation is that, it was a big misunderstanding, and also cabbie has no
problems either, and we can make the story any way we want after that,
but we probably
will never know what 'actually' went on in that cab other than, the cabbie
was roughed up.
Don't know if either one of them had any prior run ins with the law, I'm
Liquor probably had a lot to do with their behavior, (not an excuse), just
a fact, and the courts will do with that, what they want.
We don't even know if 'both' of them roughed up the cabbie, or one of them.
You know, there is a possibility that Patrick Kane did nothing, and that his
cousin did the punching, and even though we will think that it is a trumped
up story, it could be true.
If you visualize a cabby, in front seat, being punched by someone in back seat,
it seems that it would be difficult for two people to do the punching, wouldn't
they just be in each other's way, unless they took turns, I wonder.
If they are both squeaky clean, judge could be lenient with them.
There have been lots of cabbie attacks in vancouver over the years, by
no other than low life idiots, who don't make big money, because no stories
came from those attacks about who did it, like this one, so I don't really
find a difference because of 'money' made, people are people, and can act
like idiots irrespective of how much they make, or not.
It's just the reputation of the well known, that is at stake. And, in general
the hockey players take the high road, and have good reputations, and are
respected and show respect, but of course there are exceptions with everything.
That money thing seems to be others, who seem to resent how much they make,
I don't think it is relevent at all, but the media know how big the story will be,
so they love it, cause we are the bait, and we bite 'big time'.
Or another scenario is the judge and the prosecutor could both be Blackhawk fans and the thing gets thrown out.
there goes his career, a little slap on the wrist and sorry, and hes free..
The biggest punishment he has had is, everyone knows, he is embarrassed, has
lost a lot of respectability, and will be teased by his fellow hockey players, all
over the NHL.
He has had to apologize publicly, and to the cabby privately. And, I'm sure there
was a nice fat brown envelope given the cabby too. The cabby wasn't seriously
injured, and i'm sure he is getting on with his life nicely too, quite a few dollars
richer, and probably having a good laugh with his friends and family about it.
Kane now has to move forward, learn a lesson, grow up, and like many many
young cocky guys like him, improve his behavior in public, which I'm sure he will.
I don't really know what people wanted from this situation, jail time? I don't
Because he is a well known figure, with a little more money than the average
20 year old. (he has not earned 1 mill per year yet, so those stories are not true)
he has had two seasons at about $700 thousand each.
The media spotlight is on him with his every move, we all satisfy the media by
reacting so excitedly, while all the punk 20 year olds, who do nothing but take
drugs, and hang out all night on some street, then mug someone, and steal their
money, and leave them in the gutter, 'do not get any attention at all, and
continue that behavior, and many of those punks are in and out of jail many
Patrick Kane isn't that kind of person, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt,
and realize that he has been punished , and deserved it, now I wish him well, and hope he moves on and has a good career.
Again, it seems it's all about the 'money', people get real riled up when someone
who makes lots of money, does something that many others do, but they get
much more scrutiny, why? because they have more money than us, why is that.