Far and away

By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 28, 2009

The case is confusing on a number of levels, but the odd part is that the authorities were very heavy-handed in their treatment of the NHL Hall of Famer, despite the fact that Guy's crime appears to be relatively minor. Headlines around the world described the former Montreal Canadien as a fugitive, for instance, even though he apparently was not even aware an arrest warrant had been issued against him. The younger Lafleur was actually acquitted of the sex assault last summer but convicted of 14 other charges, including making death threats and forcible confinement. The court is still considering Guy's motion to dismiss the arrest warrant against him, but if he's found guilty of obstructing justice, he could face up to 14 years in jail. Eight points for now, with possibly more to come.

When he's not googling "voted off the island" and "bad Habitant," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atm_taibbi@yahoo.com.

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