Ex-NHL Player Allegedly Demanded In-flight Cocaine Instead of Coca-Cola
Former NHL forward Jiri Hudler had a seemingly innocuous request for a flight attendant on a recent trip from New York to Prague: Bring me coke.
When the Delta flight attendant returned with a bottle of Coca-Cola for the athlete, he allegedly further clarified that he did not want the sugary soda, but rather the illegal drug cocaine.
She refused, of course, and that’s when she says he was done making polite requests.
According to CBS, the Delta flight staff has accused Hudler of becoming extremely belligerent after the attendant refused to bring him drugs and even threatening to have the crew member killed when they arrived at their final destination.
To make matters worse, Hudler is also accused of actually doing cocaine inside the plane’s bathroom and then attempting to urinate on the fight’s food cart.
According to a local Czech paper, Hudler was arrested upon arrival in Prague and denied the event. "Nothing happened, it was just such a small incident,” he said. “Probably when we talk about it, it was not quite normal."
Ironically, CBS noted the hockey player was the recipient of 2015’s NHL Lady Byng trophy, which is given to the "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."