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BREAKING: Charges against five NHL players are now officially confirmed

Published January 30, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Moments ago, TSN's Rick Westhead released a report that has confirmed what many NHL fans and media have believed to be true this week. According to Westhead, Dillon Dube, Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, and Cal Foote will join Alex Formenton in surrendering to the London Police before this upcoming Monday.

The five players will be facing charges for their reported actions while on the 2018 Canadian World Junior Team. Police in London Ontario are expected to hold a press conference on February 5th, and are expected to have all five players in custody at that time.

Westhead reached out to the players lawyers for comment in his article, but four of them declined. When Alex Formenton surrendered to police earlier this week, his lawyer released a statement indicating Formenton's willingness to defend himself legally and to withhold judgement at this time.

Emily Kaplan of ESPN has reported that when the Police make their announcement, it's likely that all players involved will have their respective NHL contracts terminated.

McLeod's lawyer has responded to the charges now, confirming that McLeod will plead not guilty. If the case is to go to trial, it's not expected to begin until at least 2026.

Once the London Police hold their press conference on Monday, we'll know more about the next steps involved in the legal process these players will go through. Hopefully, justice is served for this horrifying incident.
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