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Minnesota Wild Player J.T. Brown Arrested In Dallas Prior To Game

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Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown was recently arrested prior to a game in Dallas.

TMZ reported the following details Monday afternoon on Brown’s alleged visit to a Dallas bar last Friday:

The problem … cops say he got wasted — and caused such a big scene with employees and patrons inside a local bar — he was booted off the premises.

But, cops say JT later returned around 2 AM … and drunkenly got into it AGAIN with bar employees — and this time, cops say they decided to arrest him.

We’re told JT was processed for public intoxication, a Misdemeanor C violation.

Not a great look at all for Brown. It’s especially not a great look when you factor in the fact he didn’t play Saturday. According to TMZ, the team says that was because he was “battling an illness.”

Something tells me that ending up in handcuffs probably didn’t help his chances of fighting off a sickness, but then again, I’m not a doctor. (RELATED: NHL Ref Takes Puck Straight To The Groin. The Video Will Twist Your Stomach)

 

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I just don’t understand some decisions made by athletes. I don’t at all. Brown, who has since apologized, was allegedly out causing a ruckus the night before a game.

Last time I checked, pro athletes get paid to win games. They don’t get paid to be out the night before games. Imagine being a player on that team giving it your all and being laser focused, and then hearing your teammate got arrested the night before a game. That’s not going to go over well at all in the locker room for the Wild.

 

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My guess is that somebody in the organization had a long talk with Brown after this arrest, and it probably wasn’t a fun one for him.

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