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Sports Senators exec pleads not guilty to harassment allegation

21:31  04 june  2018
21:31  04 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being allowed to return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders Lee was required to surrender his passport after the arrest last week on a second-degree harassment charge.

FILE - In this Aug. 24 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee gestures while speaking at a memorial service for former coach and general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being charged with harassment following an altercation that occurred during a shuttle bus ride back to his Buffalo hotel. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The AP on Friday morning, June 1, 2018, because Lee was scheduled to be arraigned in court later in the day. The person said Lee was arrested Thursday night after he was being transported back to his hotel from a downtown restaurant and bar. Lee is in town with other NHL team officials attending the league's annual pre-draft scouting combine, which runs through Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 24 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee gestures while speaking at a memorial service for former coach and general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being charged with harassment following an altercation that occurred during a shuttle bus ride back to his Buffalo hotel. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The AP on Friday morning, June 1, 2018, because Lee was scheduled to be arraigned in court later in the day. The person said Lee was arrested Thursday night after he was being transported back to his hotel from a downtown restaurant and bar. Lee is in town with other NHL team officials attending the league's annual pre-draft scouting combine, which runs through Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File) BUFFALO, N.Y. - Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being allowed to return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

AP source: Senators assistant GM Lee arrested in Buffalo

  AP source: Senators assistant GM Lee arrested in Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. - A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being charged with harassment following an altercation that occurred during a shuttle bus ride back to his Buffalo hotel. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The AP on Friday morning because Lee was scheduled to be arraigned in court later in the day. The person said Lee was arrested Thursday night after he was being transported back to his hotel from a downtown restaurant and bar.Lee is in town with other NHL team officials attending the league's annual pre-draft scouting combine, which runs through Saturday.

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed Lee was required to surrender his passport after the arrest last week on a second-degree harassment charge. The alleged incident happened May 30

Ottawa Senators assistant GM Randy Lee pleads not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed shoulders of shuttle driver, 19. Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee isn't likely to face jail time over the harassment allegation .

Neither Lee nor his attorney commented after the hearing Monday in Buffalo City Court.

Lee had to surrender his passport and had been unable to return to Ottawa since being arrested last week on a second-degree harassment charge. The alleged incident happened May 30 following an NHL event.

He's scheduled to return to court June 22.

Lee faces a fine and up to 15 days in jail if found guilty of the violation, though Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has said he doesn't expect to pursue jail time.

Lee has spent 23 seasons with the Senators and just completed his fourth as assistant GM.

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