Ryan Malone‘s life is falling apart on and off the ice. After a very disappointing 2013-2014 season it is being reported that during a DUI stop back in April police found 1.3 grams of cocaine on Malone. Normally there is no mystery when this stuff happens, but Malone was “baffled” when police found the white powder on him.
Taken at face value this all seems like a very big drop off for what was a promising hockey player. But, not after a 15 point season, and being bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning Malone is playing the waiting game in just about every aspect of his life. He is facing DUI and cocaine possession. Malone is working towards a plea deal Malone and will be in court onAugust 19th.
As for his future in the NHL; there is no telling what team if any will take a chance on the 34-year-old. Malone has played in 641 NHL games and has put up 370 points during his career. It’s not all that uncommon for athletes to run into this kind of trouble, but as I said earlier it is uncommon for the athlete to not know how the drugs got in their jeans.
Malone told Visser he didn’t believe the officer planted the drugs on him, according to the documents, but he was “baffled” because he was wearing the same jeans for three days. CBS Sports
Maybe someone is trying to set up Malone, or maybe he was so drunk that he doesn’t remember putting the cocaine in his pocket; it doesn’t matter. This is just another example of a person making a series of bad choices, and now he will have to pay for it. I’d be shocked if there was any jail time involved in a plea deal, and I’d also be shocked if at some point Ryan Malone is not back skating with a NHL team. It’s just going to be a matter of him getting his life back in order.