Sarah Kustok, current Brooklyn Nets Reporter for Yes Network, which has an ownership share in the Nets, has returned to New York City after appearing in court on Tuesday at her father’s murder trial began. Sarah Kustok was present to support her father Allan Kustok, alleged to have murdered her mother, Anita Kustok, as jury selection began.
She has been subpoeaned, and is expected to testify at some point on behalf of the defense. Opening arguments were to begin yesterday, but an injury to the defense attorney delayed the proceedings until today.
The trial is supposed to take at least two weeks and both Sarah Kustok, and her brother Zak Kustok are expected to take the stand at some point. Zak, who set numerous passing records at Northwestern, went undrafted, but caught on with the practice squads of three NFL teams: Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins. Today, he’s a local Chicago businessman with experience in spinal device sales.
Before leaving for the bigger market job in NYC, Sarah Kustok was a beloved local Chicago celebrity, known primarily for her role as the Chicago Blackhawks rinkside hostess. She was the predecessor to Susannah Collins in that gig. One shoot-the-puck moment made Sarah Kustok a nationally trending term on the internet, this moment with a star-struck, lustful fan.
Kustok’s final night on air in Chicago also made the internet rounds as the Chicago White Sox A.J. Pierzynski pied her in the face during her final interview.
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