Wild forward J.T. Brown was arrested early Saturday in Dallas on suspicion of public intoxication, according to police documents.
The incident occurred at British Beverage Co., a popular tavern.
Brown, 28, did not play in the Wild's season finale Saturday night vs. the Stars. The team announced he was out because of illness.
"I would like to apologize to the Minnesota Wild, my teammates, family, and fans for the poor decision I made," Brown said in a statement issued Sunday to the Star Tribune. "I went out the night before our last game in Dallas, put myself in a bad situation, and take full responsibility for my actions. I have learned from my mistake and will make sure it does not happen again."
On Monday, a Dallas police spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail to the Star Tribune: "At approximately 2:18 a.m., a Dallas Police Officer was working in an off-duty capacity in the 2800 block of Routh Street. Employees from a near-by business advised the off-duty officer that Joshua Thomas Brown … was causing a disturbance with other patrons and employees inside of the business. Mr. Brown was asked to leave the business and was escorted off the premises. Mr. Brown later returned to the business location and caused another verbal altercation with the staff. Mr. Brown was taken into custody by officers, transported to the Dallas Marshall's Office, and processed for public intoxication, a Misdemeanor C violation. It was later discovered that Mr. Brown was a member of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Team."
The Wild issued a statement Sunday that said, "We are aware of the report involving J.T. Brown in Dallas and will have no further comment at this time."
The Burnsville native and former Minnesota Duluth standout signed a two-year, $1.375 million contract with the Wild in July. He appeared in 56 games, recording three goals and eight points as the team's fourth-line right-winger. Brown also spent six games in the minors with the Wild's American Hockey League team in Iowa.
Over parts of seven seasons, Brown has logged 365 regular-season games in the NHL. He previously played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks.