The Arizona Coyotes have been short of on-ice talent all year. They will be missing some talent in the broadcast booth as well.
According to a report in the Buffalo News, Fox Sports Arizona color man Nick Boynton was arrested Wednesday night after biting a police officer in an altercation at a Western New York casino.
”He was abusive to the staff at the casino, and when officers tried to take him into custody, he bit one of them on the finger,” a police source told the paper.
Boynton was arrested by police after the incident at the Buffalo Creek Casino and was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and obstruction of government administration. His arraignment is set for Friday morning in Buffalo City Court.
In response, the Coyotes issued the following statement:
“Early this morning, Coyotes radio color analyst Nick Boynton was involved in a situation at a Buffalo casino. A police investigation is underway. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and until the continuing legal process is completed, we will have no further comment. Mr. Boynton has been placed on a leave of absence.”
Before joining Fox Sports last season, Boynton spent 11 seasons in the NHL. A first-round pick of the Bruins in 1999, he went on to win the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010. He also spent time with the Coyotes, Panthers, Ducks and Flyers.
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