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Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:36 pm
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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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Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Hats off to Devin Hester.  Not many NFL players would do the right thing.  Not many men period would do the right thing.  He's a WR (technically), so he's supposed act crazy ala Randy Moss, Terrel Owens, Chad Ochocinco, or Brandon Marshall.  Good for him, great display of self restraint.  



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Hester deserves a LOT of credit. There are very few NFL players that would have stepped away like that. The thing si, if Hester would have retaliated this story would have been plastered all over the news about how another professional athlete was out of control. Because he did the right thing it's not the top news story of the day. Pathetic!



Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Nice job by Hester. It shows a great deal of higher level brain power whereas he was able to utilize the frontal lobe of his brain to override the emotional response most imbeciles react with when provoked.

Very mature way to handle the situation. There is a reason little kids cry when they are upset. They have not developed higher brain function yet and do not know how to handle emotional response.

Some of you may want to ask yourself how well you can control your emotional response given a provokation.......



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Arrested for slapping??  Seriously??  The cops where i live would tell you to harden the **** up if i tried to lay charges against someone for slapping me lmao



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Well, at least it wasn't Jim Harbaugh slapping Devin Hester in the back.


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