Coyotes reinstate broadcaster two months after casino incident

Friday May 29th, 2015

The Arizona Coyotes have reinstated radio color analyst Nick Boynton from his suspension, the team announced on Friday. 

Boynton was suspended on March 26 after being arrested for allegedly biting a police officer in an altercation at a Western New York casino.

He was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and obstruction of government administration. The Coyotes said Boynton plead guilty to the disorderly conduct charges on May 8.

Boynton agreed to perform 100 hours of community service and continue with alcohol counseling.

"I’ve met with Nick several times and he knows he made a terrible mistake," said Coyotes co-owner, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "Nick is a good person and everyone deserves a second chance. He recently completed his alcohol counseling program and will now be reinstated as our radio color analyst."

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The 36-year-old Boynton is a former NHL defenseman who played for six teams over his 11-year career, including the Coyotes. 

- Molly Geary


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