Former Bulldog Fontaine Suspended for Twitter Slur

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Former Bulldog Fontaine Suspended for Twitter Slur

February 14, 2012 Updated Feb 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM CDT

Houston, TX (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Wild organization has suspended former UMD Bulldog forward Justin Fontaine for two games after he used a gay slur during a Twitter exchange with a teammate, that according to the Star Tribune.

Fontaine, who has since removed the tweet and apologized, will miss the next two contests with Minnesota's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros.

The 24-year-old forward was not available for comment but wrote on his Twitter account that he feels "awful" and that "it's a word I'll never use again."

Fontaine signed with the Wild as a free agent last summer after helping UMD to the first NCAA national championship in program history. He is the Aeros' second-leading scorer this season with 34 points in 49 games.

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