On Monday, Sano went to traffic court and the police found no intent on his part to hurt the officer.More details continue to emerge but here is what is known at this time:
- Sano and his wife were leaving a nightclub at 3 am on Sunday morning.
- Officer Argenis Emilio Gillandeux questioned Sano because his pickup truck didn’t have a license plate and Sano didn’t have his driver’s license on him.
- Sano and his wife returned to his truck but they were unaware Gillandeux had not moved his motorcycle from behind his truck.
- Sano was detained by police for several hours on Sunday.
- Eventually, he was allowed to return home under the condition that he return to traffic court on Monday.
- Sano drove the injured officer to the hospital himself. They have known each other and attended school together.
- Sano won’t be charged with a crime because he did not abandon the scene of the accident.
While the information above paints one picture of the situation, other information from other observers paints a very different tone to the incident. Originally, it was thought that Sano fled the scene. Or in some cases, there were accusations of gun shots from Sano’s vehicle.
More information could continue to come out in the days ahead but it’s definitely not the start Minnesota wanted for Sano’s offseason. He struggled through different parts of the 2018 campaign and he has a new focus heading into 2019. This was after he weighed as much as 290 pounds this past season.
“For next year, I’ll be OK. I’ll lose weight and get in better shape. I know who I am and what I can do.”
Let’s hope he stays out of the news and focuses on returning to his 2017 All-Star form.
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