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Article updated: 12/1/2011 4:00 PM

Mount Prospect man admits slapping Devin Hester

Daniel Rago

Daniel Rago

 
A Mount Prospect man pleaded guilty Thursday to slapping Bears wide receiver Devin Hester in October.

A Mount Prospect man pleaded guilty Thursday to slapping Bears wide receiver Devin Hester in October.

 

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Mount Prospect resident Daniel Rago pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor battery for slapping Bears wide receiver Devin Hester at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, a Cook County state's attorney's office spokeswoman said.

Cook County Circuit Judge Marguerite Quinn sentenced the 52-year-old Rago to conditional discharge with one year court supervision.

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Rago, of the 200 block of Wille Street, also must perform 80 hours of community service, complete an anger management evaluation within 60 days, and follow through on the recommendations of that evaluation. He must pay $315 in court costs, said Tandra Simonton, state's attorney's office spokeswoman.

Rago had faced a maximum sentence of up to a year in jail or $2,500 fine, if found guilty after a trial.

The Oct. 14 assault, which occurred about 10:40 p.m. inside the casino at 3000 S. River Road, was caught on surveillance camera.

Des Plaines police said Hester, 28, was waiting in line for a cashier when Rago approached from behind, slapped the back of Hester's head and walked away.

Hester notified casino security and signed a complaint against Rago, who was detained until Des Plaines police arrived and arrested him a short time later.

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