Garret Ross

IceHogs’ Ross Headed To Court

Garret Ross’ days with the Blackhawks organization might be numbered.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Ross is the focus of a criminal investigation in DeKalb County involving the “Revenge Porn” law. He is due to appear in court next Monday and a┬ápreliminary hearing is reportedly scheduled for April 22nd.

According to Chris Block, it was Chicago management that pulled Ross from the lineup, and his jersey from this weekend’s auction.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed it was Chicago Blackhawks management who ordered that Ross be removed from the IceHogs lineups on Saturday and Sunday.

Ross, 23, is in the final year of his entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. He has 97 points in 204 career AHL games.

15 thoughts on “IceHogs’ Ross Headed To Court

  1. Ernie,

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what incident are you referring to that happened in August?

  2. This doesn’t mean that they knew about it in August. Rather he committed the act then. And someone finally saw it.

  3. Before we begin citing the site Ernie offered as gospel (they’re far from that – or journalism for that matter) let’s pause for facts in this case. But it certainly appears that Ross has made a decision personally that could have drastic consequences on his relationship with the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

  4. I linked that because they had the Dekalb County Circuit court case file shown.

    http://gisweb.co.de-kalb.il.us/circuitclerkcourtdata/CircuitClerkResults.asp

    I agree though that I should have used a better source as it’s far from reputable. Im usually critical of others using less than stellar sources.

    According to the guy who broke the story (who’s twitter was linked to in the original link) Ross was arrested and charged back in February. He also states other Icehogs players could have been involved, but Ross the only one charged. It’s possible the Hawks didn’t know.

  5. Yep, same same, sort of a odd sexual pattern developing maybe? Hawks have an opportunity to address and take some sort of “symbolic” action if not real action.
    As most know Hawks Female Fan base is the biggest in the NHL if not all of sports.

    I was not and I’m still not a Fan of snot nose, brat boy KANE but he was innocent, but innocent of what? A few weeks the NHL said all clear? As if the investigation was still on going? Odd?

    anyway the Hawks do need to address these “events” quickly, these guys might think they get away with it or worse keep their mouth shut?

    these are big issues for SPORTS, NHL and HAWKS, more so than simple minded lame salary cap chatter.

    go hawks
    do the right thing

  6. Mook- The NHL operates independently of law enforcement, They don’t need guilt to determine something suspendable happened. They needed to find out for themselves do determine what actually happened with Kane. They came to the conclusion that nothing did.

    These issues are big regardless of sports or celebrity status. This is not something that is festering in the Hawks organization exclusively. Snapchat, Twitter, hell even text messaging wasnt around 10-15 years ago. What appears happened is the young man was upset over a breakup and posted photos online that he shouldnt have. Half of the country doesn’t have this “revenge” law. Was Ross in the wrong if he did what he’s being brought to court for? Absolutely. I personally didnt know it was illegal. I doubt Ross did either. This could be a case where he knew it was morally wrong to do it, but was unaware if it was legally wrong.

    This isn’t an issue to be taken lightly. However, an issue like this will not noticeably affect the demographic. Its just way easier to nip it in the bud immediately than to keep having to talk about it.

    To the ladies out there. DON”T SEND NUDE PICTURES OF YOURSELF.

  7. It’s too bad our laws aren’t based on morality. That’s crazy talk.

    This guy deserves everything he gets. It’s not different than taking pictures of someone through a hotel peephole. It’s too bad she won’t see millions for it, as the pictures are now going to be hot searches.

  8. Kane’s like, “‘Dat’s my boy right there. Treatin’ women like trash and being brought in by the cops! Like it!!”

  9. Ross professional hockey career was at a cross roads anyways. Im sure this doesnt make things better. You wonder if this has effected his on ice production. Just 2 years ago Ross seemed like he had a bright future. Thats ashame

  10. @SOUTHSIDEHAWKMAN
    We all know the wicked powers if a woman’s body and subsequent heartbreak. Some of us just can be a man about it, and some can’t.

    This is extra shitty on his part, as the story says he was caught messing around yet takes it out on his girlfriend when she finds out. Clearly not a player/person with good character.

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