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Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:36 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Well here's a weird, potentially scary story that didn't end poorly: Devin Hester, Bears special teams player beast, was assaulted at a casino by a 52-year-old man named Daniel G. Rago at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Actually "assaulted" is really just a technical term, since Hester was, according to the Des Plaines Trib-Local, slapped in the back of the head by Rago while waiting a "cash transaction line at around 10:40 p.m. Friday."

Rago, according to Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini, slapped the Bears player in the back of the head and then walked away.

"There was no brawl, no melee that drew attention to the situation," Prandini said. "There was no big scene that took place."

Following getting slapped, Hester went to casino security, who put Rago in a holding area and later had him arrested by local police.

"Devin was basically attacked," said Hester's agent Eugene Parker. "He did the right thing and showed great restraint in an unfortunate situation."

Seriously -- Hester's willingness not to react after getting hit in the back of the head for apparently no reason at all is pretty impressive. Rago wouldn't give a reason for why he went after Hester, so one has to assume that Rago either really hates or the Bears, or he was trying to sneak in a monster bet on the Vikings shortly after the incident.

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Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:05 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

You live in a trailer...Hester has millions to lose



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:43 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Way to handle yourself like a true professional, Devin. Many, many other athletes could learn from you.



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:12 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

lmao..




Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:32 am
 

Typo in your story

Rago either really hates or the Bears, or he was trying to



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:06 am
 

payback

hester's posse will not like this---look for some action.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

This is what happens when your not "keeping it real".



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

mike2mike....

I have no dignified response to your response so I’ll stoop to your level and just let you know that you just suck.





Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

hahaha




Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Very cool, calculated response by Hester. That said, haven't we all wanted to pimp smack a player at one time or another? Michael Vick, Brett Favre, Kevin Garnett.......


jhoshamusing
Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:48 pm
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