The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday evening that Garret Ross was reinstated to the Rockford IceHogs, issuing the following statement:
"On March 23, 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks suspended Garret Ross after learning of a legal proceeding against him, and stated at that time that the suspension was indefinite pending the outcome of the legal process. We learned today, March 29, that the legal process concluded in Illinois with the dismissal of all charges against Garret. As a result, Garret Ross is reinstated with the IceHogs, effective immediately. We will have no further comment on the matter."
Ross' case for disseminating private sexual images was dismissed by the DeKalb County state's attorney's office Tuesday afternoon. Ross was in the state of Michigan when the alleged incident took place. "Revenge porn" is a misdemeanor in Michigan, and a felony in the state of Illinois, passed into law last June.