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North Dakota’s Knight has ‘unlawful delivery’ charge dropped

According to the Grand Forks Herald, a misdemeanor charge against North Dakota forward Corban Knight for “unlawful delivery to certain persons” was dropped this week in Grand Forks.

Knight was charged with providing alcohol to underage individuals at a team party in September.

Also, it was reported that North Dakota teammates Danny Kristo, Carter Rowney, Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam changed their plea to guilty for the same charge.

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  • stod_2

    Wonder if this helps him with the Hobey voters at all? In learning that he doesn’t even drink it did seem odd that he would even be at this party given he knew what was going on.

    • RBTGT

      Since the report is entirely bereft of details of why the charges were dropped (as is every other one I have seen), I’d say not. The lack of detail is suspicious, to say the least, considering that Knight is ND’s Hobey nominee. What an interesting coincidence, the charges are dropped against him and him alone. And everybody else involved pled guilty. And, I have not seen even so much as one supposed insider comment or theory from any quarter saying that Knight was unfairly charged along with his teammates or, that he was a non-participant in this matter.

      The fix, as they say, appears to be in. We all know what it LOOKS like happened here.

      Apparently, star North Dakota hockey players that are up for the Hobey Baker Award are above the law. That’s what it LOOKS like.

      You’d have thought the North Dakota press, under the circumstances, would have gone out of their way to provide the details of his “exoneration” due to obviousness now of at least the appearance of some level of impropriety here.

      • Birther 2.0

        I don’t think you have any clue about that of which you speak/spew.

        • nogofer

          We knew that all the antiSioux would be upset that the charges were dropped. Until today he was guilty because he had charges pending. Now he’s guilty because he’s not (guilty). The antiSioux keyboard slobber is evident…

          • stod_2

            You have to admit that it is a little odd on timing right? I mean if he shouldn’t have been charged then this is great. If he should and this is a judge or prosecutor that wants to help his chances of winning the Hobey that sucks.

            Again I don’t know but my guess is there are very few people that do know the full truth and given the circumstances I think they needed to have a little more transparency in the whole situation. Just my opinion.

          • http://twitter.com/saraj323 Sara Folkestad

            How is timing weird when the court hearing for the charges for the UND individuals was scheduled MONTHS AGO for this last week? UND didn’t have any say in a court date.

          • stod_2

            Okay fine maybe not weird, how about lucky for him. If he had been convicted or taken a plea of guilty it would have ruined his chances at the honey and rightfully so. This is good timing for him for sure. And again if he didn’t do anything then great this is how the system is supposed to work but this timing worked out great for him.

  • UND Student

    The timing is odd and could very well be to help him, but he’s a person of very high character and moral fiber and I’m sure any teammate, coach or friend would vouch for him on that matter. I heard he lives with Kristo which very well could explain his presence at a party, for comradery purposes. I know all of the other players mentioned are pretty heavy partiers and I imagine they’re definitely guilty. If it were really all about Hobey, and this came out about Kristo, I don’t think any Sioux fan would come to his defense. There’s a nice article about Knight on the Grand Forks Herald, if you’re more interested learning about him personally.

  • nogofer

    Anyone who believes that the Judicial System would bend for a college hockey player really has no comprehension of the real world and how the System works.
    Corban Knight is a college hockey player, not a US Congressman…

    • ExiledGopher

      Not surprisingly, I disagree whole-heartedly — there are plenty of instances where HIGH SCHOOL players get special treatment. I think it’s well with reason to believe a big time college hockey player gets special treatment from the legal system. Yes — I believe this could at the U of M as well.

      BTW: I’m not saying Knight did. From what i have read about him, he is apparently a decent kid who (at least in this case) got lumped in with some others who may not be as innocent (as they pled guilty). Its unfortunate that he gets mentioned for the Hobey with Krisptoes who seems to be an absolute punk — so if someone from UND has to win it, I hope it is Knight.

    • sioux rule

      Plenty of clueless people in this world no doubt.

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