Blues prospect arrested after allegedly groping server, shouting racial slurs
|Zoltan Hetenyi. (Handout)
St. Louis Blues prospect Zoltan Hetenyi was arrested early Sunday morning in Duluth, Ga., after being charged with three counts of sexual battery and one count of disorderly conduct.
According to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the East Coast Hockey League goaltender was “very intoxicated” at a restaurant when he clutched a female server’s butt twice before he “grabbed her breasts with both hands.”
After being escorted out of the building, the 25-year-old Hungarian shouted racial slurs and said he hated Americans, the report said. During his arrest, he became agitated when put in the officer’s car, “banging his head and spitting on the window.”
Hetenyi was released later that morning. He was also released by his team, the Orlando Solar Bears, who acquired him on loan from the Peoria Rivermen, the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate.
The undrafted Hetenyi was signed by the Nashville Predators to a minor-league contract in August 2012. Last month, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in a minor-league swap. He spent the 2011-12 season playing for Jokerit of SM-Liiga in Finland.