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article imageToronto pro hockey player jailed in USA for smuggling drugs NY

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By Daniel Boyington     Jun 1, 2012 in Crime
Rochester - Disgraced professional hockey player from Toronto, sentenced to two years in Federal prison for smuggling marijuana into New York State from Canada. Sean McMorrow, 30, of Toronto was caught bringing weed across the Rainbow Bridge in his hockey bag.
McMorrow was drafted by NHL, Buffalo Sabres in 2000 and assigned to their affiliate AHL, Rochester Americans from 2002-2006 where he became a community involved player and won the Amerk Man of the Year award, twice.
The people he strived to help, may have been the ones he ended up hurting in the community.
He only played one game with the NHL Sabres, on March 22/2003, and was sent down to the Rochester Americans.
After his stint with the Americans he bounced around and ended up in Belfast playing for the Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League in Europe for the 2009-10 season
Sean McMorrow jail 2 years in USA Federal prison for smuggling weed
Sean McMorrow jail 2 years in USA Federal prison for smuggling weed
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He grew up in the Scarborough area of Toronto and played for Sarnia in the Ontario Hockey League where he was drafted 258th in 2000. McMorrow's was a big man 235 lbs, but just wanted to make a little extra cash as he drove his car across the USA border to play in Rochester. He was never accused of smuggling while he was with the team.
He plead guilty and accepted full responsibility for his mistake.
McMorrow was originally charged in 2009, when US Federal authorities had him under surveillance, and say he smuggled approximately 220 lbs of marijuana to the USA from Canada.
He is expected to be deported back to Canada after he serves his two year Federal sentence.
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