Mike Ribeiro is struggling with substance abuse. Agent: ‘We’re trying to get a hold of him, he doesn’t answer his phone.’
Bob Perno, long time friend and agent of former Washington Capitals center Mike Ribeiro, joined Montreal 690 on Thursday afternoon to address the dire situation currently facing his client.
Riberio has been dealing with substance abuse issues for a long time and has sought professional help over the years. Ribeiro looked like he was finally back on track to recovery, but after watching his play this past season, Perno noticed something was off. Ribeiro finished the season playing for the Milwaukee Admirals looking almost unrecognizable.
Once the NHL season ended, Perno had one more call with Riberio about how he needs to enroll back into the NHL substance abuse program and fully commit to it. Unfortunately, this was the final contact Perno had with Riberio and now nobody is able to reach him.