‘Hawks indefinitely suspend prospect facing revenge porn charges

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The Chicago Blackhawks have suspended AHL Rockford forward Garret Ross, after Ross was charged with one count of nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image, also referred to as revenge porn.

More, from the club:

On Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs learned of a legal proceeding against IceHogs player Garret Ross.

At that time, we excused Garret from team activities pending our preliminary review of the matter.

After further review, we have determined to suspend Garret indefinitely pending the outcome of the legal process.

Because this is a pending legal proceeding, we will have no further comment at this time.

Ross, 23, was a fifth-round pick in 2012 and has spent the last three seasons with Rockford. On Tuesday, IceHogs head coach Ted Dent told WREX13 Ross had been excused from practice due to “personal reasons,” though WREX noted Ross had been removed from the team’s lineup over the weekend.

Per CSN Chicago, the charge Ross faces is a Class 4 felony, which could be punishable by up to three years in prison. Revenge porn became illegal in Illinois last year, and the new law took effect on June 1, 2015.