Panthers Ed Belfour and Ville Peltonen were arrested Monday morning on Miami Beach for separate yet-connected alcohol related incidents. Belfour was arrested for drunken disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after refusing to leave Nikki Beach. Peltonen was arrested for messing with a Miami Beach firetruck.
Both spent the rest of the morning at Dade County Jail.
The Panthers are probably lucky more players weren't involved. Almost the entire team was there as they held their informal end of the season party. The night started at China Grill for dinner, then ended at Nikki Beach. According to one player, things weren't even that out of hand although security didn't like the amount of alcohol being consumed. Sounds like Ed got ticked and got loud. He was asked to leave, and again, he didn't like that either.
More as the story develops.