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Photos: Semyon Varlamov, Avalanche goalie, busted for allegedly stomping on girlfriend

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Big photos, video below.
The Colorado Avalanche has been a mediocre team in recent years, but since Patrick Roy took over as coach, the squad has been on a tear, with a 10-1 record to open the season.

But the latest news about the Avs is far less happy. Semyon Varlamov, a goalie who's helped Colorado get off to this blistering start, has been busted on suspicion of kidnapping and third-degree assault, allegedly against a girlfriend he threw to the floor and stomped. Photos, video and details below.

The news provider that's leading the pack on this story to date is CBS4. Its 10 p.m. piece about the incident isn't online at this writing. Instead, what's in place is an Associated Press story that appears over an advertisement for an Avs jersey. Here's a screen capture:

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Fortunately, however, a viewer recorded the outlet's video report and uploaded it to YouTube. The complete item is below.

In the offering, the station shared two photos of the reported victim provided by her attorney, Robert Abrams. Here's the first....

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...and here's the second:

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CBS4 didn't identify the woman, but Abrams calls her "Evie" in an interview segment featuring his description of what happened.

Varlamov is said to have spent Monday afternoon drinking to excess. Then, on Tuesday morning, the assault reportedly took place in the goalie's apartment, located in Denver's tony Glass House building.

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What happened? "As the evidence was presented to me," Abrams told the broadcaster, "he threw her into the wall, she went to the floor, and he was stomping on her, and that's what caused the bruising and the damage in this area."

Abrams stressed the size differential between the two. He described Varlamov as six-foot two and more than 200 pounds, while his girlfriend is "five-foot three, 100-and-nothing pounds." She was reportedly hospitalized for her injuries, and Abrams is quoted as saying that because this wasn't the first time something like this had happened, the woman decided it was time to "go lock him up."

Varlamov surrendered to authorities at around 6 p.m. last night. In the meantime, the Avalanche released the following statement about his troubles:

The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov. At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation.
Oh yeah: Back in 2000, when he was himself a Colorado Avalanche goalie, current coach Roy was himself arrested for domestic violence. The case against him was later dismissed.

Look below to see a larger version of Varlamov's mug shot, followed by two videos: the CBS4 report and a tribute to his efforts for the Avs in net.

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Semyon Varlamov.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Sports archive: "Videos: Patrick Roy fights show intensity he'll bring as Avalanche's new coach."


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Jared Forqueran
Jared Forqueran

Because they're gigantic testosterone fueled assholes who've never heard the word "no"??

jordan.mayville
jordan.mayville

i guess innocent till proven guilty doesnt exist anymore, all of you are making assumptions without knowing any facts. how often does this occur for publicity reasons or for hopes of a personal gain.

richparis1
richparis1

While we may not know all of the facts there are some things to consider. 1. This is not the first time he has been accused of something like this. 2. Domestic violence is not always self explanatory. the kidnapping is a whole different story. There had to be some kind of physical force that did not allow her to leave for this to be an accurate charge. 3. He has been convicted of nothing yet (not even steroid abuse for all the finger pointers). Not all athletes are cheaters and a person does not need to be on juice to have rage issues. 4. There are two sides to every story and we don't know what happened but one thing for certain is that he is facing some serious charges and if convicted will be in prison for a lengthy sentence. If he did do this I hope he gets the maximum sentence. I don't think however that he should be banned from hockey. The 2 are not related and if he does his prison time if convicted then as far as The law and myself are concerned his debt to society is paid and he should have to give that woman a lot of money. These things happen and they are horrible but it is no worse than you or I doing it the only difference is he is in the spotlight.

richparis1
richparis1

Disgusting as what he did is goalies are most definitely  not lazy and are incrtedibley flexible and athletic. Nobody can say goalies are not athletic and if they do they are nuts. Judging all goalies based on his actions is not fair. It takes incredible athleticism to do what these men do not to mention toughness. Varlomov is a chauvinistic douche and I hope he rots in jail but as far as goalies go they are all athletes of the best variety

McShyster
McShyster

Goalies are the anti-athletes of hockey, lazy turds who STAND in one place the entire game while everyone else on the team actually does the hard work.


Jessica Ward
Jessica Ward

They happen just as often as the rest of society. He may not have done that. BUT as a society, we sometimes lack reason and logic.

Jonathan Baron
Jonathan Baron

Happens all over the world. Athletes are just high profile. That's like saying how come only celebrities seem to die. Everybody dies. Only celebrity deaths get written about.

Cori Redford
Cori Redford

I think these "incidents" happen to a lot of people. It's called domestic violence and it's very common. You just hear about it more with athletes because they are famous.

Ronda Cottonwood
Ronda Cottonwood

Well just because they are good athletes doesnt mean they have any brains in their head

Mike Milos
Mike Milos

Wait for yhe facts! It's not like people haven't lied about this shit before!

Darius Carey
Darius Carey

These types of things happen with all different types of men very often. Incidents involving pro athletes are the only one deemed newsworthy by you guys...

Sara Salmon
Sara Salmon

We reinforce this violence esp in hockey and it us hard to turn it off

John Zeising
John Zeising

First, he is presumed innocent. Second, acohol in excess in the wrong person can cause bad behavior especially when fueled by an ego of fame and attention such as a pro athlete. If he did what he is accused of, I pray the lady is not hurt badly mentally or physically, and he gets help after paying his debt.

Danny Davis
Danny Davis

Roy was arrested for the same thing and all he did was break a French door in his home. Wait for all the facts.

Peter Navarro
Peter Navarro

he was only arrested and yet you people have already convicted him and you don't even know if it is true. How about innocent UNTIL proven guilty? Does anyone remember when Patrick Roy was arrested for the same thing? I did not see the same outrage then. All you , burn him at the cross people sicken me.

Daniel Laplante
Daniel Laplante

They happen every day it just gets reported more by the media when it's a pro/government person money

McShyster
McShyster

@Jared Forqueran ... bet you hear the word "no" all the time, eh Jared?


butus
butus

@McShyster LOL, you obviously know nothing about hockey.

richparis1
richparis1

@Cori Redford  The kidnapping part is what actually sets this incident apart from regular DV cases. There is more to this story than just a man beating on a woman. The guy is a punk and I hope he gets "taken care of in jail".

richparis1
richparis1

@Darius Carey  Things like this happen period. Not only men commit violent crimes FYI

richparis1
richparis1

@Sweeper Skrilla Wildy speculative to say he is on steroids. Maybe he is just an insecure idiot with rage issues

richparis1
richparis1

@Jordan Snyder Well Jordan I didn't know you and him were that close

richparis1
richparis1

@Sara Salmon No we do not enforce this. There is a difference between 2 willing participants in a hockey fight than a man beating his GF to a pulp. It is not the same at all and I find it amazing that anyone could draw comparison between the two.

richparis1
richparis1

@Danny Davis Roy was arrested for domestic violence not for felony kidnapping.

richparis1
richparis1

@Peter Navarro Again Roy was not arrested for felony kidnapping. There is a difference and as far as I am concerned the whole innocent until proven guilty is just an allusion fed to us to make us feel like we have some semblance of control over things. The fact that a person can be held in jail negates the whole theory of being innocent. If a person is considered innocent then they should not be allowed to be locked up since technically they have done nothing wrong yet. Despite what we are told it is guilty until proven innocent that is why so many people sit in jail for months or even years awaiting trial only to be exonerated in court. Tell me how is that innocent until proven guilty?

richparis1
richparis1

@Sara Conrad wildly making assumptions is no good.

karajaber1
karajaber1

@richparis1 The kidnapping charge is actually VERY common in domestic violence situations. Look up case law on the subject.


jordan.mayville
jordan.mayville

@richparis1 u know none of the facts and are running your mouth like a complete idiot, the girlfriend is asked to post pictures for the press and she sends in her modelling headshots, thats not least bit suspicious to you, shes been positng on social media non-stop since the incident, this could all be a publicity stunt. stop running your mouth like you know everything when your just a ignorant fool who has no valid input

richparis1
richparis1

@jordan.mayville @richparis1 No it does not seem suspicious to me that she has been on social media. I think that she is a media slut I'm not saying she is perfect nor am I saying that all the charges against him are legitimate but their is some truth to him beating on her especially since it has happened before. You can be angry at me if you want buddy but fact of the matter is I don't care what you think of me and I really don't care if you think my point is valid. Don't like it too bad.

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