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Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:36 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Well here's a weird, potentially scary story that didn't end poorly: Devin Hester, Bears special teams player beast, was assaulted at a casino by a 52-year-old man named Daniel G. Rago at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Actually "assaulted" is really just a technical term, since Hester was, according to the Des Plaines Trib-Local, slapped in the back of the head by Rago while waiting a "cash transaction line at around 10:40 p.m. Friday."

Rago, according to Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini, slapped the Bears player in the back of the head and then walked away.

"There was no brawl, no melee that drew attention to the situation," Prandini said. "There was no big scene that took place."

Following getting slapped, Hester went to casino security, who put Rago in a holding area and later had him arrested by local police.

"Devin was basically attacked," said Hester's agent Eugene Parker. "He did the right thing and showed great restraint in an unfortunate situation."

Seriously -- Hester's willingness not to react after getting hit in the back of the head for apparently no reason at all is pretty impressive. Rago wouldn't give a reason for why he went after Hester, so one has to assume that Rago either really hates or the Bears, or he was trying to sneak in a monster bet on the Vikings shortly after the incident.

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Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

thats a funny story........... Good for hester for the way he handle the situation. but still a funny story



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:33 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

By the looks of your screen name, we all know who the Punk Azz Bitch is!  Snitch?  Snitches?  He has a reputation to uphold.  Apparently you don't by your language!  yeah, he shoulda smacked him back.  Instinct shoulda made him do it. but by no means are all of the bears what your primary mind determine them to be. If ther were, they would not be making the loot that they make!  they were smart enough to do that......What abouy you?



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:26 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

What a shame on you guys.  I don't care if Hester never played a good game of football in his life!  you do NOT put your hands on a grown azz woman or man whether they are right or wrong.  problem was, he put his hands on the wrong person.  Could not have been me!  Shoe woulda come off immediately and any winnings that he got that night would have been used wisely to pay hospital bills!  He was an azzhole who had too much to drink and should have gone home long before he did.....The nerve.  but I commend you Devon.  You realized he had too much to drink and did the right thing.  I would have too, after I decked him...



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:23 am
 

Man thought he was helping the elderly

There was audio played this morning from a TV interview with the man. He didn't know it was Hester. He thought he was teaching a young man a lesson about disrespecting an elderly couple in in front of him in the line. He didn't allow them to go to a newly opened line before him. Hester cut over in front of them. The guy talked to Hester about it first then stood next to him and pulled a Gibbs to DiNozo (NCIS) smack upside the back of his head. He didn't know it was Hester until after he had spent time in a cell and had to sign his. Ya can't give a head smack to a stranger Tongue out



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

thats because devin hester is a really shitty reciever and it was probably a bears fan hitting him for dropping the ball.


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Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:16 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

I agree with what you said...Devin handled himself in a well-respected manner...Many should learn from this...Just because someone wants to stoop to the level of being bully or a jerk, doesn't mean you have to too...Devin proved the point that it doesn't make you a man to fight,..He was more of a man for walking away and handling the way he did...I tip my hat to you Devin 



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

really?  that's what  you brought?



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Huge Respect for Hester

This guy was trying to set up a lawsuit, plain and simple. The press would never have noted that a man assaulted a player FIRST and elicited a reaction of defense had Hester defended himself. Losers like the guy who assaulted him are wasting valuable space on my planet. I hope the press keeps this in mind for the future. Report the facts, don't sensationalize, and report BOTH sides. REPORT. don't editorialize.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:41 am
 

Man arrested for slapping Devin Hester at casino

exactly blooz, its real easy for the guy with nothing to lose to start shit. 


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