Sportsnet’s Shawn McKenzie arrested at Nashville bar for public intoxication and criminal trespass

Canadian Sportsnet host and reporter Shawn McKenzie, the son of the legendary Canadian hockey broadcaster Bob McKenzie, was arrested early Saturday morning after getting all lit up at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville, according to a police report obtained by Scoop: Nashville.

According to local court files obtained by news outlet Scoop Nashville, the hockey expert was “arguing with staff” and “acting rudely” outside Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar.

Scoop Nashville reported that officers found McKenzie to be “intoxicated and verbally argumentative.” McKenzie was allegedly “no longer welcome” in the establishment and, after arguing with officers, left the premises, the report said.

“Several minutes later, McKenzie returned to the bar and began to argue with staff once again, at which point he was handcuffed and taken into custody, charged with public intoxication and criminal trespass,” said the report.

McKenzie was released on $200 (U.S.) bail and is scheduled to appear in court on July 1, according to the report.

Stop and think about this for a minute — the Canadian was “rude” to the point where he needed to be kicked out. That’s saying something about the level of lit (allegedly) when a Canadian is rude to the point where Shawn needed to go.

We’re talking about a guy whose father owns a line of canned margaritas. Shawn should be an experienced booze-hound compared to some of those who roll into Nashville to party only to end up on probation.

Look at the guy. He even seems happy. But that’s the power of Nashville these days. The booze (allegedly) just hits differently.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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