The world of professional sports is incredibly exciting and the state of Washington is lucky enough to be home to several high-profile teams. While in most circumstances the athletes who play for those teams are held to high regard and celebrity status, when they are accused of wrongdoing, they are held to the same standards as everyone else.
A goalie for one of the National Hockey League's franchises recently appeared in court after being charged with domestic violence against his girlfriend. The girlfriend alleges that the hockey star kicked her, stepped on her and pulled her out of their home by her hair. As a result of her allegations, the hockey player is facing a third-degree misdemeanor charge of assault.