On Monday, Byfuglien reached a deal with Minnesota prosecutors before his jury trial was set to start, pleading guilty to — you guessed it — "careless boating."
It carries a $1,000 fine and a 30-day sentence.
Judge Ronald Abrams sentenced the Stanley Cup-winning player to 30 days of community service. Abrams suspended 28 of them for a period of a year, leaving Byfuglien to serve two days.
He rebuffed a defence request to allow Byfuglien to serve those days by signing autographs and doing hockey-related charitable work.
Amazing how a judge didn't go for "let Dustin Byfuglien do the exact same thing he does every off-day" as a way to send him a message.
Instead, according to TSN Radio 1290, Byfuglien will serve two days doing garbage pickup and other "workhouse" tasks.
So Big Buff's months-long nightmare is over, and we're all left with three questions: How did this affect his weight? How did this ruling affect the value of his boat-drawing hockey card?
And, seriously, you're telling us there are people who go boating in Minnesota during the summer who aren't impaired?
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