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Report: Officer spots Wild prospect peeing in public

Erik Haula

Erik Haula #10 of Finland kneels down after losing to Russia in overtime during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Finland and Russia on January 2, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. Russia won 4-3 in overtime. (January 1, 2011 - Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America)

File this one under bizarre.

The Pioneer Press, who are citing a police report, stated that Erik Haula was recently caught peeing in public. Haula was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2009 and currently plays for the University of Minnesota

When the an officer found him engaged in that particular activity, Haula appeared to be “extremely intoxicated.” This occurred after 2am on July 22 near a bar in downtown Stillwater.

The police report states that Haula was seen “in plain view of the bar crowd.”

Fortunately, again according to the report, Haula cooperated with the police and agreed that public urination isn’t an activity he should participate in. Haula was ultimately “released to a friend who was somewhat sober” and cited for disorderly conduct.

The University of Minnesota has been informed of the incident. Coach (Don) Lucia “has spoken to Erik and will handle it as an internal team matter,” according to Director of Athletics Communications Garry Bowman.