Red Wings' Daniel Sprong Accused Of Assaulting IndyCar Driver

Detroit Red Wings new forward Daniel Sprong is currently facing allegations of assault made by former IndyCar driver Zachary Claman Demelo.

The incident is said to have taken place during IndyCar's Grand Prix weekend in Detroit.

Demelo took to Instagram to detail the alleged assault, claiming that Sprong grabbed his neck, pushed him against a nightclub wall, and subsequently sucker-punched him after a separation.

This alleged altercation resulted in dental injuries and ongoing concussion symptoms for Demelo.

Sprong, who recently joined the Red Wings after a career-best season, and the team have not yet issued official statements addressing the allegations.

Daniel Sprong, a 26-year-old seasoned NHL player who has played for several teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Seattle Kraken, Anaheim Ducks, and Washington Capitals, now finds his reputation under scrutiny due to these allegations.

With 116 points in 268 games, Sprong's diverse career has now been overshadowed by these accusations. As legal considerations likely play a role in the absence of responses, the situation underscores the importance of thorough investigation and appropriate action in cases involving athletes.

Sprong is coming off the best season of his career, scoring 21 goals and 46 points across 66 games played with the Kraken last year, smashing his previous high of 13 goals and 20 total points.

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