Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

An ice worker removes a fish during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

The puck drops for Game 2 at 8 p.m. And Jacob Waddell, who threw the catfish onto the ice, has been arrested for his stunt. A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if, with intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession or gathering, he disturbs or interrupts it. Waddell's intent was to throw a catfish, not to disrupt the game.

Catfish tossing has been a tradition of the Predators since 2003, and Metro Nashville police say that no one has been prosectuted since the tradition began. An instrument of crime? Bingo! Possessing instruments of a crime.

It was the first time Woods has run into trouble off the golf course since he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his Windermere, Florida, home in the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, which led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs. When he got inside, he went to the restroom, removed the fish from his trousers and wrapped it in a free T-shirt and towel that were given away by the Penguins, police said.

He said he sprayed the fish with cologne and body spray, packed it in a cooler, and sneaked it into the arena by stuffing it down his trousers between two layers of regular and compression underwear - having tested the method by wearing the fish at his in-law's home for 20 minutes without them suspecting anything. Yuck. Isn't that punishment enough?

  • Zachary Reyes