Frost alarmed by alleged pill abuse

ST. LOUIS -- The agent for Mike Danton claims the Blues forward exhibited "delusional" behavior prior to allegedly organizing a murder-for-hire plot, USA Today reported Thursday.

David Frost, who has denied media reports labeling him as the target of Danton's alleged scheme, told the paper that he had sat down with Danton to discuss what Frost believed was abuse of painkillers and sleeping pills.

According to the report, Frost said that Danton had been struggling with a shoulder injury since February and was "eating pills" [taking large quantities] to overcome the pain.

"I told him, 'I'm going to go to the doctor and tell them you can't play,' " Frost told the paper. "He's begging me not to do that."

Frost also told the paper that he found Danton screaming in his bedroom, drenched with sweat, on the night before the Blues' final playoff road trip to San Jose.

"Halfway to his room I thought someone had got into the apartment," Frost said. "I opened his door, and he's screaming. He was soaked like someone had poured a bucket of water over his head."

Frost said that Danton insisted that someone he knew was in there with a gun and he made Frost check the locks on the door.

"He was completely petrified," Frost told the paper.

According to the report, Frost said he told Danton that the Blues needed to know what was going on, but Danton convinced him to hold off until after the next game. The following night, Danton is alleged to have tried to hire a hitman to murder someone coming from Canada to kill Danton over some debts.