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Blackhawks reinstate Garret Ross after 'revenge porn' charges dropped

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Blackhawks reinstate Garret Ross after 'revenge porn' charges dropped

Charges of 'revenge porn' against Blackhawks prospect Garret Ross were dropped on Tuesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the Dekalb County state’s attorney confirmed to CSNChicago.com.

Ross was apparently in Michigan when the incident took place in late August of 2015; because of that, the state of Illinois does not have jurisdiction.

In Illinois, nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image, also known as 'revenge porn,' is a Class 4 felony punishable by 1-3 years in prison.

The Rockford IceHogs suspended Ross indefinitely earlier this month after they learned of legal proceedings against him. Ross has played in 59 games with the IceHogs this season.

Update:

The Blackhawks announced late Tuesday night that Ross has been reinstated with the IceHogs. Here's the full statement:

On March 23, 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks suspended Garret Ross after learning of a legal proceeding against him, and stated at that time that the suspension was indefinite pending the outcome of the legal process. We learned today, March 29, that the legal process concluded in Illinois with the dismissal of all charges against Garret. As a result, Garret Ross is reinstated with the IceHogs, effective immediately. We will have no further comment on the matter.

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.