Dustin Byfuglien Arrested Under Suspicion Of Boating While Intoxicated

ATLANTA GA - FEBRUARY 25: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates during a stoppage in play against the Florida Panthers at Philips Arena on February 25 2011 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dustin Byfuglien was arrested on Wednesday night after police suspected he was operating a boat while under the influence. He was released several hours later.

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was arrested in Minnesota on Wednesday night under suspicion that he was operating a boat while under the influence. 

According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Byfuglien was booked at 11:13 p.m. local time on Wednesday evening and released at 2:23 in the morning Thursday. He was arrested based on probable cause and charges have not been officially handed down as of yet. 

Perhaps even more shocking: as reported by Darren Wolfson, a Minneapolis sports reporter, Byfuglien weighed in at around 286 pounds, almost 40 pounds over his listed playing weight a year ago. Yikes.

Byfuglien grew up in the Minneapolis area and still keeps a home there in the offseason. His agent refused comment when asked about the arrest by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the Jets have yet to make a statement on the arrest. 

For more on Byfuglien and the Jets, check SB Nation's Winnipeg blog, Arctic Ice Hockey

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