It isn't uncommon to see headlines featuring top Florida athletes. Although it generally has to do with their performance in the game, it is sometimes associated with allegations related to certain behavior outside of the sport, such as drinking and driving. No matter the publicity surrounding such stories, pro athletes have as much of a right to a fair trial as anyone else, which is something Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning may want to keep in mind as he faces charges of cocaine possession and DUI.
Reports indicate that Malone had struck a curb as he was making a left-hand turn. Because of this, he was pulled over for a traffic stop by Tampa police. This is when officers arrested him for allegedly driving under the influence and claim they later discovered more than one gram of cocaine in his pocket.