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Former Penguins forward Billy Tibbetts back in jail

Jonathan Bombulie
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Former Penguins forward Billy Tibbetts tangles with Tampa Bay’s Ben Clymer during a 2001 game.

Former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Billy Tibbetts is back behind bars.

According to a report in the Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Mass., Tibbetts was taken into custody after a courtroom outburst Tuesday and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. The earliest he could be released is Oct. 23.

Tibbetts was arrested last month on two counts of criminal harassment after posting videos about Scituate, Mass. police chief Michael Stewart and his sister on social media. Tibbetts was released on $2,000 cash bond and ordered not to make any further posts regarding the situation.

Prosecutors said Tibbetts continued to post videos on Instagram, violating the conditions of his release.

An assistant district attorney said Tibbetts posted videos accusing Stewart of breaking into his home and using drugs.

Tibbetts, 44, signed with the Penguins in 2000 after spending 39 months in prison for violating his probation after pleading guilty to statutory rape in a 1992 case. He had two goals, nine points and 188 penalty minutes in 62 games over parts of two seasons with the team before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2002.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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