Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone was arrested this morning for DUI and possession of cocaine. Malone was arrested at 5:40am this morning in Tampa and is being held on $2,500 bail.
Breaking: TB Lightning player Ryan Malone arrested overnight in Tampa. Charged with DUI and Poss. of Cocaine. pic.twitter.com/jyxqkTrTrV
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@MyFoxTampaBay) April 12, 2014
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman addressed the situation with the following statement:
We are aware of the situation concerning Ryan Malone this morning. Ryan will not travel with the team to Washington today, but beyond that we cannot comment further at this time.
-Steve Yzerman, GM of Tampa Bay Lightning (Courtesy of ESPN.com)
Malone has had a rough 2013-14 season, with 5 goals and 10 assists and being demoted to the 4th line. He has been scratched in Tampa Bay’s last three games. Now he must work to get his life back together and get some help.
The Lightning finish up their regular season schedule tomorrow in Washington.