arrested for DUI back in 1994 with nearly triple the legal limit of booze in his system while riding a motorcycle AND had also had cocaine in his system at the time. But he wasn't in a costume.
Meet an up-and-coming star in the NHL, Riley Sheahan. Sheahan doesn't play for the Redwings--yet--but he is playing for their minor league team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That is, until his arrest for DUI back on October 29th, 2012. Now, as our World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings show, drinking among athletes is not uncommon and having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit also happens frequently.
But rarely--and we've been doing this for nearly 13 years--does a jock have a BAC more than three times the legal limit while dressed as a purple Teletubbie. But that's what Grand Rapids police say happened back in October when they pulled Sheahan over driving his 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Sheahan, 20, also made things worse by using teammate Brendan Smith's Michigan driver's license to get into bars to drink that evening.
You remember the Teletubbies, don't you? It was a children's show that ran in the late 90s on PBS and was a huge hit among kids, while managing to annoy every adult. (Watch video clip below if you don't believe me.)
No official word from the Redwings as to WHY Sheahan was wearing a purple Teletubbies costume (we're really hoping he was attending a Halloween party) but if convicted under Michigan's new Super Drunk Driver Law (a BAC over .17%) then the Canadian could spend up to 180 days in jail and possibly be deported.
At right, an artist's rendering of what Sheahan's mug shot may have looked like if they had left him in costume.
Source: Detroit Free Press