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ECHL Goalie Arrested After Allegedly Groping Waitress, Screaming Racial Slurs In A Bar

The night after tending goal in a 3-1 loss to Gwinnett (he was pulled after 25 minutes), Orlando Solar Bears netminder Zoltan Hetenyi hit the town to drown his sorrows. Sometime around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Hetenyi caused a ruckus at the Arena Tavern in Duluth, Ga., leading us to create this totally new stereotype about how Hungarians can't hold their liquor. Go spread it.

According to separate warrants, Hetenyi, 25, was at the Arena Tavern from about 1:30 to 3 a.m. Sunday when he "grabbed (a waitress') buttocks with both his hands," "grabbed the victim's buttocks a second time" and grabbed "the victim's breast with his hands."

The warrants also accused Hetenyi of screaming that "he hated all Americans" and black people, using the n-word.


Hetenyi had been on loan to Orlando for about a month, shipped south from his parent AHL club. It's been a precipitous fall for the Hungarian national team's starting goalie, as he actually began the year in Predators training camp. Now he's charged with sexual battery and disorderly conduct, and the Solar Bears have already released him.

H/t Nick

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