MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Matt Kalil is being held criminally responsible for a teenager allegedly being served alcohol at a Minnesota pizza restaurant he owns.
According to the Star Tribune, Kalil was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court with selling alcohol to a minor at Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, even though he was not present when the alcohol was served.
Kalil, who owns the Pieology Pizza franchising rights in Minnesota, has been summoned to appear in court Dec. 15 for arraignment.
The Tribune reports that the charging document said a 19-year-old woman was sold a beer by a 17-year-old server on Oct. 26.
A police officer stepped in after the sale and reported it to the restaurant's general manager, who said the server hadn't completed the necessary alcohol training having just been hired by Pieology Pizza.
The court filing said, “In order to charge the proper person, the officer determined that Kalil was the owner and is ‘the defendant’ responsible for the sale.”
Kalil was not at the eatery at the time of the sale and no one else has been charged in connection with the transaction.
Channel 9 is reaching out to the Panthers for any comment on these charges.
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