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Benzo 01-17-2008 11:29 AM

Ramage gets 4 years.
 
Sad situation all around.

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NEWMARKET, Ont. -- Former NHL player Rob Ramage was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for the fatal crash that killed former Chicago Blackhawks player Keith Magnuson.

Keith Magnuson died on Dec. 15, 2003, when a rental car driven by Ramage slammed head-on into another vehicle just north of Toronto.

Before sentencing, Ramage told the court Magnuson "was a dear friend and mentor."

He added, "I can only imaging what a loving husband and father he was (and) by the grace of God, I stand here today."

The judge noted that while Ramage was an "exemplary citizen," he could not ignore the fact the sentence had to send a message of general deterrence to the public.

The judge also called the accident tragic and senseless.

After serving his sentence, Ramage will be banned from driving for five years.

His wife was in court and broke down in tears after the sentence was handed down.

Last October, a Newmarket, Ont., jury found Ramage guilty on all five charges he faced, including impaired driving causing death, in connection with the crash.

The prosecution said scientific evidence showed Ramage had up to four times the legal blood-alcohol limit at the time of the crash, though none of the hundreds of people at an earlier reception could say he had a single drink.

The defence claimed blood and urine tests were flawed and that any smell of beer came from cans that exploded in the accident.

Ramage spent 15 years in the NHL with eight teams, winning Stanley Cup finals with the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens.

Ramage's family had hoped he would serve no jail time but go out into the community talking about the dangers of drinking and driving.

He had been out on bail and has served no time yet.

fancylad 01-17-2008 11:57 AM

sad story, but at least they got the ending right.

Dr. J. Naismith 01-17-2008 12:04 PM

WOW .... I'm actually surprised. I thought he'd get more.

Acie 01-17-2008 12:18 PM

I don't care bro, Rob Rammage is a waste of skin. What kind of expample is he setting fo his kids? I hope he rots in jail...

Benzo 01-17-2008 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ACIEEARL40 (Post 4874)
I don't care bro, Rob Rammage is a waste of skin. What kind of expample is he setting fo his kids? I hope he rots in jail...

If only he could have been a good family man like Sean Taylor.

Dr. J. Naismith 01-17-2008 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 4878)
If only he could have been a good family man like Sean Taylor.

How dare you B .... you don't know him, therefore you have no right in judging him. :p

MangoKidHoops 01-21-2008 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 4878)
If only he could have been a good family man like Sean Taylor.

Sorry Benz, I mean, I don't know Taylor or his family personally, but it's kinda wrong to speak ill of the dead (unless he was really a bad person). I know Taylor had his run-ins in the past, but since the birth of his daughter, I've read from multiple media sources that he was turning his life around. It's just really unfortunate that his past caught up to his present.

In the case of Ramage, the guy's blood alcohol limit was more than 4 times the legal limit. He killed another human being and seriously injured another. He should do A LOT (Meaning like a good 1000-2000 hours) of community service as part of his sentence.

Benzo 01-21-2008 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation (Post 5588)
Sorry Benz, I mean, I don't know Taylor or his family personally, but it's kinda wrong to speak ill of the dead (unless he was really a bad person). I know Taylor had his run-ins in the past, but since the birth of his daughter, I've read from multiple media sources that he was turning his life around. It's just really unfortunate that his past caught up to his present.

In the case of Ramage, the guy's blood alcohol limit was more than 4 times the legal limit. He killed another human being and seriously injured another. He should do A LOT (Meaning like a good 1000-2000 hours) of community service as part of his sentence.

Ya missed it.

It was only in response to Acie, I was just carrying on a bit of an inside joke.

No excuse for what Ramage did, and if the sentace was longer, I wouldnt have been upset.

It is just a sad situation all round...which Ramage brought upon himself.


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