Auston Matthews, the cover boy for NHL 20, is in some hot water with the city of Scottsdale after being charged with disorderly conduct on May 26. Matthews was not arrested, but the accusation is troubling.
According to exclusive reporting by the CBC, Matthews and a group of male friends tried to open the door of a female security guard’s vehicle while she did paperwork at 2 AM.
The security guard claims the group was intoxicated.
The security guard got out and confronted Matthews. And then this happened according to the CBC.
The report states that, as Matthews walked away, he dropped his pants, bent over and grabbed his buttocks, though the complainant said he appeared to keep his underwear on.
The report says surveillance video shows a male subject walking toward the complex elevators with his pants around his ankles.
Reporting from AZFamily.com adds that the security guard was a military veteran with severe PTSD. According to police paperwork, the group said they “wanted to see what she would do and they believed it would be funny to see how she would respond.”
The security guard was on edge and did not find the supposed prank funny.
On Wednesday morning, Matthews has a pretrial conference in his hometown. He is not required to be at the hearing.
News of the disorderly conduct charge first landed on Twitter this morning.
Auston Matthews had a wild summer…. pic.twitter.com/2vgge9r3DK
— Mourad (@MouradB) September 24, 2019
The Maple Leafs responded to the charge Tuesday night by saying they were aware of it and that Auston nor the team “will comment any further.”
Statement from TOR on Auston Matthews:
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews. Auston is cooperating fully with relevant authorities but neither he nor the Club will comment any further..”
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 24, 2019
Headline photo: @auston_matthews
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