Blues defenseman OK after collapse
Jay Bouwmeester remains in Southern California, but the veteran St. Louis Blues defenseman was alert and talking with teammates one day after collapsing on the bench during a game.
The 36-year old Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode during the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim
Ducks. General manager Doug Armstrong said during a news conference Wednesday that Bouwmeester was unresponsive after collapsing on the bench. A defibrillator was used and he regained consciousness immediately before he was taken to an Anaheim hospital.
“He is doing very well and is currently undergoing a battery of tests. Things are looking very positive,” Armstrong said.
Pietrangelo — who was one of the first to call for help after Bouwmeester slumped over with 7:50 left in the first period — said he visited Bouwmeester in the hospital Tuesday night and the rest of team got to see him via FaceTime after the game was canceled.
TWO OHIO STATE PLAYERS BOOTED AFTER RAPE CHARGE
Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after they were charged with rape and kidnapping.
Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they were charged with sexually assaulting a woman on Feb. 4 at the players’ shared apartment.
The men were scheduled to be arraigned this morning. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys.
The woman told police that she was having consensual sex with Riep before Wint came into the room and both forced her to have sex.
After several minutes, they stopped and Riep told the woman that she needed to say what happened was “consensual on a video recording while laughing at her,” according to police. Riep then told the woman she needed to shower before driving her back to her home.
MAYBIN BACK WITH TIGERS
On Wednesday, the Tigers and former Yankee outfielder Cameron Maybin agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million guaranteed, with $1.3M in prospective bonuses.
Maybin played the 2019 season with the Yankees and had the best offensive performance of his career. The 32-yearold veteran hit .285 with 11 home runs and nine steals across 82 games.
ROENICK OUT AT NBC
Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers.
Roenick announced the end of his tenure at NBC Sports in a video posted on Twitter.
NBC Sports suspended Roenick indefinitely without pay in late December after he made series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during a recent appearance on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.
EXPOSURE CHARGE FOR BLUE JAYS’ CATCHER
Blue Jays catcher catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida.
Deputies were dispatched to a shopping center parking lot in Dunedin on Friday afternoon following reports that a man sitting inside an SUV was exposing himself. Deputies said they spoke with McGuire, 24, who was cooperative and did not deny the allegations.