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Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Cab?


When you can make a Billy Ocean/Corey Haim/Corey Feldman reference in one post you know you have a good story. And that’s just what we have here with news that the cabbie that was allegedly roughed up by Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane and his cousin in Buffalo didn’t even have a driver’s license at the time of the alleged assault.

Jan Radecki, 62, reportedly has two drunken driving convictions and he did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the incident.

Radecki, according to public records cited by the newspaper, has had a cab license in the City of Buffalo since 1996, but his driver’s license was revoked in December 1998 after he refused to submit to a chemical test.

Well, if driving a taxi cab illegally without a driver’s license doesn’t give a passenger in said cab carte blanche to beat the crap out of the driver over $0.20, I don’t know what kind of world we are living in anymore.

You still have to love the Coreys, though. My hope is the next controversial sports story involves a gang of teenage vampires and in some way, Jason Patric. That guy needs something to jump-start his career.

Cabbie in Kane case reportedly had invalid license [Sporting News]