Assault charge dropped against ex-Red Wing Probert

WINDSOR, Ontario -- An assault charge has been withdrawn
against former NHL enforcer Bob Probert, accused of brawling with
police at his home.
The 40-year-old Probert had been charged with assault with
intent to resist arrest in July. Police were called to his
lakeshore property after reports he had been drinking and was
damaging property.
But a lawyer for the former Detroit Red Wings and Chicago
Blackhawks player said that videotape surveillance from the home
shows no such offenses took place.
Probert was acquitted in Delray Beach, Fla., last winter of
battery on a police officer, resisting an officer with violence and
threatening an officer.
While playing for the Red Wings from 1985-86 to 1993-94, Probert
was charged several times with driving under the influence. He also
was caught trying to carry cocaine from Canada into the United
States, and served a prison term.