IceHogs: Ross suspended indefinitely following ‘revenge porn’ charges

Staff Report 

The Rockford IceHogs Garret Ross has been suspended by the team’s parent club indefinitely after news of his being charged under Illinois’ “revenge porn” law broke Tuesday.

The Chicago Blackhawks in a statement Wednesday said, “On Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs learned of a legal proceeding against IceHogs player Garret Ross. At that time, we excused Garret from team activities pending our preliminary review of the matter. After further review, we have determined to suspend Garret indefinitely pending the outcome of the legal process.”

Ross was a healthy scratch from the team’s weekend games in what was called a “coach’s decision.” He had been booked in DeKalb County Feb. 2 following a five-month investigation by the Sycamore Police Department.

Illinois’ revenge porn statute came into effect July 2015. The incident involving Ross was reported to Sycamore police Sept. 2 of last year.

Ross has appeared in 59 games for the IceHogs this season. Head coach Ted Dent yesterday said that he had excused the player from team activities for “personal reasons.”

A second unnamed IceHogs player listed in the police report will not face charges at this time according to Sycamore police.

Ross is set to appear in DeKalb County court in April for a status hearing.

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