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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: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

he's the one who probably punted it to hester sunday night...



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

This





Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

The idiot was probably hoping Hester would clock him so he could file some kind of bogus lawsuit.

Good job by Hester.  The guy has brains.




Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

............really hates [HESTER], or the Bears.  



Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

They should have let him retaliate.....Not like that Asst coach for the buckeyes who was caught stealing at the casino.



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Restraint? Why did he even go to security? A light slap in the back of the head to say "hey buddy get moving"? Wuss.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Good for Hester, little restraint needs to be seen after this weekend's football follies.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Good for D. Hester. Hopefully this is a lesson for all the "gangsta" players out there that if they show restraint and do the right thing, the right results will follow.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

I dunno Krash--thinkin even where u live you dont go around slapping pple you dont know  w/o being arrested. Thats jus' plain dumb.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Thats not pathetic, yardog59, it would have been true...

Hester did the adult thing and realized its not worth it to retaliate.

Props to Hester.


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