Posted November 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
A Detroit Red Wings prospect faces charges under Michigan's tough ''super drunk'' designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume. According to a Grand Rapids police report obtained by, Riley Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of .30 percent when tested in jail following his arrest on Oct. 29. Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby known as Tinky Winky during the stop. The ''super drunk'' charge carries a penalty of 180 days in jail and possible deportation. Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill says Sheahan is ''getting help right now and will continue to get help.'' Sheahan's next court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

Red Wings prospect faces 'super drunk' charge

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan faces charges under Michigan's tougher ''super drunk'' designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume. According to a Grand Rapids police report obtained by ( ), Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of 0.30 percent following his...

Riley Sheahan, a Red Wings top pick, arrested for DUI at 4x the legal limit -- while dressed as Tinky Winky

Riley Sheahan, the Detroit Red Wings top pick in 2010, is allegedly the character from now on known as Super Drunk Tinky Winky. Sheahan, 20, who plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, was wearing... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Report: Red Wings Prospect Was ‘Super Drunk,’ Wearing Teletubby Costume at Time of Drunk Driving Arrest

Riley Sheahan is a young guy who is a professional hockey player, and because of that, he’s going to be prone to mistakes, both on and off the ice. His biggest transgression in his young career has come away from the rink. has the details of the the Red Wings prospect’s drunken driving arrest in late October, and there are some eye-opening revelations. According to...

Red Wings Prospect Was “Super-Drunk,” Wearing Teletubby Costume During DUI Arrest

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Riley Sheahan before, which is understandable considering he’s a 20-year old Detroit Red Wings prospect who has only played in one career NHL game. The kid has a promising future in hockey, he was drafted 21st overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft after spending three years at Notre Dame, but the only reason we’re talking about him...

Detroit Red Wings prospect busted for being a “super drunk” Teletubby

Usually at this time of year, the Detroit Red Wings are busy establishing themselves as Stanley Cup contender, but while still being knee deep in the league imposed lockout, there is very little to report. Enter top prospect Riley Sheahan. Back on October 29, the Red Wings top pick from 2007, was pulled over by [...]

VIDEO: Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan getting arrested in his Teletubby costume

Well we’ve all heard about it for the most part this past week and that’s Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan getting arrested for not only being ‘super-drunk’ but using his teammates (Brendan Smith) ID and being dressed as a teletubby when he was pulled over by Grand Rapids Police. Trevor Parkes (l.) Riley Sheahan (r.) via the New York Post Yeah you really can’t make this...

‘Super drunk’ Riley Sheahan wearing Teletubby costume, carrying Brendan Smith’s ID when arrested

Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan reportedly had a .3o blood alcohol content when he was arrest late last month by Grand Rapids Police. This is according to Peter J. Wallner of The .30 level blown by Sheahan was four times the legal limit and almost twice the amount to be considered ‘super drunk’ in the State of Michigan. But it doesn’t end there for the 20 year old...

Dash Cam Video: Hockey Player DUI dressed as Teletubby

Check out this video of Grand Rapids Griffin and Detroit Red Wing Riley Sheahan's drunk driving arrest from the dashcame of a Grand Rapids Michigan Police Crusier. I was surprised that the female cop patted Sheahan down when there was a male officer standing right there. Related articles Wings pick gets DUI charge in Teletubby garb ( Red Wings Prospect Caught...

Keeping Teletubbies In Perspective

First...Riley Sheahan's "super drunk" act is nothing laugh it.  At .30, he was just under four times the legal limit (of .08), driving the wrong way down a Grand Rapids one-way street and basically turning himself and his vehicle into a weapon.  That's not good, and neither is the fact that he had Brendan Smith's driver's license.  I'm sure he&...

There are worse things than being known as ‘Tinky Winky’ for the rest of your hockey career

Both the Chief and I weighed in on Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan's arrest after what was most likely the Grand Rapids Griffins' team Halloween party on October 29th. Deadspin is making fun of him. Hockeysverige's Uffe Bodin's taking note of the Tinky Winky arrest. It was mentioned on the local news here in Detroit, too. Continue reading "There are worse...

Video of Drunk Red Wings Prospect Dressed as a Teletubby Released by Police (Video)

It’s one thing to get arrested, but it’s another thing to get arrested for a DUI while dressed as a Teletubby. Just ask Riley Sheahan, the Red Wings prospect who was cuffed last month for being qualified as “super drunk,” while driving, according to in Grand Rapids, Mich. According to the report, the 20-year-old was arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .30...

Detroit Red Wings Prospect ‘Super-Drunk’ Driving Arrest Video Emerges

Two weeks ago we reported that Red Wings Prospect Riley Sheahan had been arrested for “Super-Drunk” driving.  He reportedly blew a .30, which is nearly four-times the legal limit. He was also wearing a teletubbies costume and was using his teammate Brendan Smith’s I.D. to get into the bar.  Smith was supposed to be playing on the Red Wings this year, but because of the lockout...

Red Wings prospect dressed as Teletubby faces 'super drunk' charge

The Detroit Red Wings' top draft pick in 2010 was charged with "super drunk" driving after a traffic stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., in late October while wearing a purple Teletubby costume. Center Riley Sheahan's blood-alcohol level was .30, nearly four times the legal limit in Michigan, when he was arrested on Oct. 29 by Grand Rapids police, who spotted him going...

Video: An Intoxicated Teletubby

I wasn’t sure if this was worth posting on NOHS at first.  Sure it’s a Wings prospect, but with it being a non-hockey story, the Classic being cancelled and my general hate towards the league right now, I passed on the first run of it.  Then this information came out recently and, being that it’s become national news, we had to have something on it.  Plus it happened right...
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