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So, what happened to Milan Lucic and his girlfriend Brittany Carnegie early Tuesday morning in the North End?
According to a Boston police report, witnesses told police that they heard Lucic yelling at his girlfriend and heard “what sounded like a slap,” though no one saw it. One witness told police they saw Lucic throw his girlfriend’s purse and shoe at her while she was on the ground.
Officers later arrived by Lucic’s apartment on Fleet Street for questioning, and he was “highly intoxicated and volatile.”
“We had an argument. We’re fine. Why are you here at my house?” Lucic asked officers.
After slamming his cell phone down on the ground in rage, he then uttered the words any famous athlete should never, ever utter.
“Do you know who I am?”
Lucic’s marketing representative Cleon Daskalakis admitted to the Boston Globe that the Bruins winger and his girlfriend had an argument that never turned violent. He added that Lucic was upset Carnegie got out of a taxi cab in bare feet and did not put her shoes on.
“Ppl can believe whatever but I assure you this was blown out of cntrl,” she tweeted. “Either way Milan is a class act and they way he was portrayed and the situation was terrible!”
Daskalakis told the Herald that Lucic has been under “a lot of pressure” since winning the Stanley Cup (like that’s an excuse).
Lucic was not charged in the incident, which is important to note. It sounds as if he and his girlfriend got in a typical boyfriend-girlfriend argument while both were wasted, which is fine considering they are both of legal age.
Though I was not at the scene, it appears Lucic was a bit aggressive with the officers (and maybe his girlfriend), but he did not cross the line as he was not arrested. The laws in Massachusetts are extremely strict about “domestic” abuse, and if the officers felt Lucic crossed the line at all, they would have slapped the handcuffs on him.
As for the “Do you know who I am?” comment, there’s no better way to say “I’m out of touch with reality.” Granted, Lucic was tanked, so he wasn’t thinking clearly about what he was saying. For what it’s worth, Daskalakis said that comment was taken out of context.
“What he was saying was, ‘Do you know who I am? I would never do something like that,’” Daskalakis said. “If anything, he lacks the idea that he’s special or gifted.”
Believe what you want, but I’d imagine this will probably be the last we hear of this incident. By all accounts, including Carnegie herself, Lucic is a pretty good guy and it would be way out of character for him to harm someone he loves.