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NHL Player Arrested For Trespassing In Miami Beach

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According to his arrest report — posted online by rapsheets.org — Ribeiro was arrested on Oct. 27 for trespassing.

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Ribeiro, 37, had not been in touch with his team, the Nashville Predators, since the end of last season.

His manager, Bob Perno, revealed in May that Ribeiro was struggling with alcoholism, saying neither he nor his family had heard from him for several weeks.

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“Mike doesn’t think he is sick, and in his head everything is well,” Perno told La Presse at the time.

“We’re all very worried, but we can’t do anything; every time my phone rings, I hope it’s him on the other end.”

The Predators, who demoted Ribeiro to the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals in the middle of last season, announced at the beginning of the new campaign they were terminating Ribeiro’s contract.

Ribeiro then entered the National Hockey League/NHL Players’ Association substance abuse and behavioural program for at least the second time.

Ribeiro was with the Arizona Coyotes — his fourth NHL team — when he voluntarily entered the program at the end of the 2013-14 season.

At the 2014 draft, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced he was buying out the final three years of Ribeiro’s four-year, US$22-million contract.

In 1998, Ribeiro was drafted by the Canadiens in the second round, 45th overall. He led the team in points in the 2003-04 season. In 2006, he was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he led the team in points for two consecutive season.

Ribeiro has been married twice to the same woman, Tamara Williams, and they have three children.

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