NHL all-star defensemen Chris Chelios and Gary Suter have been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after they fought with two police officers who tried to arrest Chelios outside a bar in Madison, Wis.
Chelios, 28, who was traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the Chicago Blackhawks Friday, was accused of struggling with the officers after they saw him urinating in public, according to a criminal complaint. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Suter, of the Calgary Flames, also faces a battery charge for allegedly hitting one officer in the face. Suter, 26, was released on a $5,000 signature bond Friday.
Chelios, who was voted the NHL's best defenseman after the 1988-89 season, was convicted in 1984 of escape after he fled police who were taking him to a Madison hospital for an alcohol test. He had been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
He paid a fine after pleading no contest to escape, but was never charged with drunken driving. . . .
Lateef Travis, one of the nation's most sought-after recruits for college football earlier this year, has been jailed on charges of selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer, authorities in Pensacola, Fla., said.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker, rated among the nation's top 25 prospects by recruiting services, signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida in February, but failed to meet entrance requirements. He then was signed by Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss.
Travis, 19, was arrested Friday at his home at Pensacola Village, a low-income housing project, and charged with possession of crack with intent to deliver, and the sale and delivery of the drug, said Escambia County sheriff's Sgt. Doyle Thomas.