After beating fellow QMJHL goalie Bobby Nadeau in a fight he clearly did not want a part of, Jonathan Roy proceeded to show the TV cameras and everyone in the crowd just how long his middle fingers can actually stretch. A susbsequent assault charge, and a guilty plea today has basically meant zilch – a $5,000 donation to his five favourite charities (one of must be the newly formed Nadeau Hockey School of Goalie Fighting) and an absolute discharge.
Honestly. Almost a non-story here, except if you listen to one of the key defence arguments put forward as to why he needed an absolute discharge:
Roy wants to be able to travel to the United States to continue his singing career.
WTF. Singing? Could this be the next big thing for the CBC after Battle of the Blades? Canadian Hockey Idol?
So, in all fairness, I had to take a listen. Being an amateur hack musician myself, I’m thinking “How bad can this be?”
Now you know. I’m pretty sure I could sing better than that, even I had spent most of my life having someone shoot hard rubber disks off my head.
My favourite quotes from the few english YouTube posters:
“An embarrassment to goalies/singers like myself everywhere. ”
“I think he should just stick to hockey?”
“You’re a horrible goaltender and an even worse singer [and thats saying something] ”
“Oh my f***ing god, this is brutal.”
Jonathan Roy, so not classy.