Ex-Belfast Giants ice hockey star guilty of drug smuggling
A former Belfast Giants ice hockey star has pleaded guilty to drugs charges in the US.
Sean McMorrow, who was signed by the Giants in 2009, could face up to 20 years in jail or a $1m fine after he admitted his part in bringing 100kgs of "a substance containing marijuana" into the US with intent to distribute.
McMorrow was one of the most popular players and originally denied involvement in drug smuggling. He left Belfast before the end of the 2009 season and missed the Giants' winning the Elite League play-offs.
Assistant US Attorneys Brett A Harvey and Douglas E Gregory said McMorrow was involved in importing large quantities of marijuana from Canada into the United States over the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, and distributing the marijuana to others from 2003 to April 2005.
Last night a club spokesman declined to give a statement.