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Sports Leafs' Babcock 'found out yesterday' about Matthews' disorderly conduct charge

22:01  25 september  2019
22:01  25 september  2019 Source:   thescore.com

What to know about Auston Matthews' disorderly conduct case

  What to know about Auston Matthews' disorderly conduct case The Maple Leafs forward's charges stem from an incident that took place outside his Scottsdale, Ariz. apartment building in May.It was not made public until The Toronto Star obtained a copy of the police report, filed May 28 by a security guard who works at Matthews' apartment complex. The report alleges that Matthews and a group of friends attempted to open car door as she sat inside completing paperwork at 2 a.m. local time. This led to a confrontation between Matthews' group and the guard during which Matthews allegedly pulled down his pants.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews addressed disorderly conduct charges against him on Wednesday with a brief statement to reporters. "I regret any of my actions that put a distraction on the team or distress on any individual," Matthews said after taking part in the team's morning skate.

Leafs ' Auston Matthews makes statement on disorderly conduct charge . 1 year ago. 4:07. Tavares, Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and defenceman Morgan Rielly all said they first learned of the allegation Tuesday. It's unclear if anyone in the organization knew about the charge before this

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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said he was not aware of the disorderly conduct charge against forward Auston Matthews until Tuesday.

"I just found out yesterday," Babcock said on Wednesday, according to TSN.

"You're always disappointed. I mean, as the Toronto Maple Leafs we really pride ourselves in doing things right both on the ice and off the ice and treating people (well), so it's an unfortunate situation."

Matthews is a strong candidate to be named the team's next captain. When asked if the incident will impact his ability to be a leader for the team, Babcock said "I don't think so at all."

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews addressed disorderly conduct charges against him on Wednesday with a brief statement to reporters. "So unfortunately due to the situation, I'm afraid I can't really make any other comments, but that's all I have, and thank you guys for coming out ."

The Maple Leafs ’ star centre made a statement Wednesday at the team’s morning skate less than 24 hours after news broke of Matthews facing a charge of disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour after an incident Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said he first learned of the charge on Tuesday.

The charge against Matthews stems from an incident that took place on May 26 in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

The complainant, a security guard at a Scottsdale condo complex, stated that Matthews and a group of males tried to open her vehicle at 2 a.m as she sat inside doing paperwork.

According to the report, Matthews dropped his pants, bent over, and grabbed his buttocks as he walked away. The complainant said he seemed to keep his underwear on.

The 22-year-old Matthews expressed regret in a statement following the team's skate on Wednesday.

Despite his disappointment, Babcock knows it's his responsibility to support his players as best he can.

"I went to him this morning and this is what I said: 'Are you okay?'

"That's what the coach is here for. I'm here for our players and I'm here to help them become better men and better people and better players."

Matthews is slated to play in the Leafs' preseason contest on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Bruce Arthur: It seems Auston Matthews still has some growing to do, and we’re not talking about hockey .
“Auston’s friend then stepped in and tried to calm Fayola down and also asked her not to tell management. As the friend was speaking to Fayola, she said Auston began to walk away and after he walked some distance, Auston pulled his pants down, bent over and grabbed his butt cheeks. I tried to clarify with Fayola if she saw skin or was he wearing underwear. Fayola said she knew he had his boxers on, and she did not see his butt.” — From the Scottsdale, Arizona, police report dated May 28, involving Auston Matthews. Auston Matthews’ season had been over for a month when it is alleged he did a stupid drunken thing.

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