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03/10/2011 - 1:44pm
Montreal police launch criminal investigation
By: DJ Bean

According to the Montreal Gazette, Montreal police are investigating Zdeno Chara's hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty Tuesday night. 


Quebec's Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions has advised the ministry of Public Security to look into the matter, with the Gazette noting that Thursday "the investigation will begin immediately."


Pacioretty is still in the hospital as a result of the hit, which sent him into the turnbuckle along the boards. He suffered a severe concussion on the play and fractured his fourth cervical vertebrae. 


Hockey players have received criminal charges for things that have happened on the ice before. Jonathan Roy, son of former Canadiens/Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy, was charged with assault after an on-ice fight in 2008. 


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03/10/2011 - 1:09pm
Chara: 'I had no idea it was him'
By: DJ Bean

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara spoke to the media Thursday morning, doing so for the first time since learning that he would not be suspended for his hit that left Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty hospitalized with a severe concussion and fractured vertebrea. Following the ruling, Pacioretty lashed out to TSN, saying the he was "disgusted" that Chara, who he felt intended to injure him, was not punished.  


"I mean, I totally understand," Chara said of Pacioretty's reaction to the ruling. "He's in the hospital, so he's got the right to be emotional, and I respect that. I obviously feel bad that he got hurt. As a player, as a hockey player, we all feel bad when something like that happens. It doesn't matter if you're on the home team or the visiting team.


"Obviously I'm wishing him a fast recovery, and hopefully he can be back on the ice soon. That's all we'll have to do. We play hockey...

03/10/2011 - 11:23am
Patriots issue statement on Meriweather

The Patriots have issued a brief statement regarding the report that safety Brandon Meriweather was involved in a shooting late last month in Florida: "We are aware of the reported allegation, but do not have any additional information." For more Patriots news, check out

03/10/2011 - 10:17am
Sheriff: Meriweather not on police report

In the wake of a report that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather was involved in a shooting in his hometown of Apopka, Fla., late last month, an Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Spokesman told Thursday morning that Meriweather is not currently part of any investigation: “Mr. Meriweather is not officially listed on any police report at this point. There is an ongoing investigation into that incident, but I can tell you he’s not listed at this point. We are having meetings on a number of issues this morning, but nothing as of this time.” For more Patriots news, check out

03/10/2011 - 9:58am
Attorney in Meriweather case has 'doubts'

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show with Dale Arnold and Gerry Callahan, attorney John Morgan of the law firm Morgan & Morgan spoke about the case involving his two clients, who are claiming they were shot by Patriots' safety Brandon Meriweather at a Feb. 27 party in Apopka, Fla.


Morgan explained that his two clients, who claim to know Meriweather from high school, were shot outside a house party, with one of the men just recently having been released from the hospital after the bullet passed through his cheek and head, while inflicting damage to his left eye. The attorney, however, did say both the investigations by the Orange County Sheriff Department and Morgan's own staff were ongoing.


"We know an investigation is going on," Morgan said. "We know a fella has a bullet hole through his cheek and head, you can look...

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