Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, unless you’re a movie star presenting at the NHL Awards Show and kind of make a fool of yourself. Then it ends up all over the Internet.
Just ask Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Academy Award winner was in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as a presenter at the NHL’s annual awards ceremony. While NHL superstars such as Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron cleaned up and should have been the real story, Gooding stole the show with his bizarre on-stage behavior.
Gooding was brought out to present the NHL’s community service awards and went off the rails. He was loud and seemingly strayed from the script on more than one occasion, and that led to a few awkward moments.
The movie star’s wild behavior — paired with the fact that the awards show was in Vegas — had many wondering if Cuba enjoyed a drink or two before taking the stage.