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Derek Dorsett Says Alex Ovechkin Spit In His Face

You know what's amusing about sports, especially hockey? Players beat each other up like crazy, slamming into the boards and shoving each other with two hands. All those things can cause lots of pain. And yet, it's completely taboo to spit on someone.

With all this in mind, here's Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett leveling this serious accusation against Alex Ovechkin.

"I haven't told many people this but he spit in my face," Dorsett said. "That got me a little more mad." Dorsett said


"That's why I was yelling at the ref so much and yelling at him in the penalty box," Dorsett said. "I find that pretty disrespectful. That's probably one of the most disrespectful things someone can do, especially a guy who is the best player in the league. It's classless. He's supposed to be a role model for the game. It's unbelievable."

This comes in response to a question about why Dorsett provoked Ovechkin, who scored two goals after the alleged incident. Deadspin watched video and said the incident never happened, and Ovechkin denied it as well. Keeping all that in mind while considering Dorsett's reputation, I think we can assume it didn't happen.