The man who famously threw a catfish onto the ice during game one of the Stanley Cup Finals is finding himself in some hot water. He appears to show little concern regarding the consequences for actions, despite facing three misdemeanor charges.
Jake Deveral Waddell went to great lengths to smuggle the fish into the game. After the local fishmonger refused to sell catfish to Tennessee residents, Waddell took it upon himself to make sure he kept tradition alive.
Waddell purchased the fish in another town, before vacuum sealing it and sneaking it into the arena in his compression shorts. Once he was in the arena, he pulled the fish out, and wrapped it in the complimentary shirt and towel that was provided to the fans.
He waited for the opportunity to throw the fish the entire game. Trailing 3-0, the time finally came. Waddell was escorted out of the arena shortly after.
He is facing charges of disorderly conduct, possessing an instrument of crime and disrupting a meeting. None of the charges will carry a prison sentence. Ultimately, the consequences for Waddell are moral.