On the same day we bring to you a story about urinals and troughs in Winnipeg comes this crap from Hingham, Mass.
In a game on Dec. 2 in the New England Senior Hockey League, a player by the name of Zung Nguyen received a game misconduct. Nguyen's player profile was then updated to say the following:
PLAYER KICKED OUT OF LEAGUE FOR DEFECATING IN OPPONENT'S GLOVE FOLLOWING A FIGHT ON THE ICE.
Holy crap! I mean who defecates in a glove, honestly? More importantly, where did he defecate in the opponent's glove? How did he get the glove? Did they discover this when the player put his hand in the glove? So many questions.
As of this point, there isn't much known as to the details of this incident other than what has been posted. But hopefully, we'll hear more in the coming days as this story makes the rounds. This is just too unbelievable.
If anybody has some information on what happened, we'd love to hear it. Send us a tweet @EyeOnHockey.
UPDATE: The questions have been solved. Thanks to @mattyarp who said he plays in the NESHL (and he has a player profile to prove it), the gloves were tossed over the glass after the fight, explaing how Nguyen got his mits on them. It also removes the disturbing thought that it happened somewhere like the penalty box.
The folks at Deadspin reveal the rest. Here is a part of it.
Just after the second period began, Nguyen emerged from his locker room and went into the seats near where he had thrown Bermingham's glove. Teammates thought Nguyen was going to see his girlfriend, who had come to watch him play. Soon after, he went down to the corner of the arena, a semi-secluded area near where the Zamboni enters the ice. Young Guns players on the bench saw him squatting there, but didn't think anything of it at the time. He then returned the glove to its original spot in the seats.
Midway through the second period, Bermingham came out of his locker room. He had showered and changed and was ready to crack open a beer but needed to collect the last of his scattered equipment. Those gloves were nearly new: this was the second game he had worn them, and the price tag was still on. Bermie went into the seats where it had landed, picked it up, and put his hand in.
Inside, [poop]. Fresh, wet, warm, pungent human [poop]. Bermingham held the glove at arms length and immediately ran alongside the dasher to hand it to a referee. He then stormed off to the locker room.
Now how disturbing is that? Nguyen not only didn't go to the bowels of the arena or anything, he did this out in the open. With his girlfriend in attendance to boot? Even worse, the opposing player, Dave Bermingham, discovered it by putting his hands in the glove.
So now not only is Nguyen done for the season, he's never going to be allowed to play in the NESHL again.
We have a very late entry into the Bizarre Sports Story of the Year for 2011 race. But I'll be damned if this doesn't stand a chance.