Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews facing disorderly conduct charge

Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews issues a brief statement in regarding disorderly conduct charge.

Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews is facing a disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour charge stemming from an incident in May, according to the Scottsdale Police Department.

The Maple Leafs said in a statement they are aware of a “complaint of disturbing the peace” against Matthews and that he is co-operating with relevant authorities.

A spokesperson for the Scottsdale police confirmed that they investigated a disorderly conduct case that occurred in Matthews’ hometown in Arizona on May 26, 2019, and was reported two days later, but he was not arrested.

According to the Police report, a female security guard at a condo complex made the complaint. She alleges that while she was doing paperwork in her car at 2:00 a.m., a man she identified as Matthews and a group of males attempted to open the door to her vehicle. The complainant alleges that when she exited her vehicle to confront them, the group appeared to be intoxicated and that Matthews told her they believed it would be funny to see how she would respond.

The report also stated that the complainant alleged that as Matthews walked away, he pulled down his pants and grabbed his buttocks, though she also said Matthews kept his underwear on. The report noted that upon review of surveillance video, a male subject was seen walking toward the elevator with his pants down, while wearing a shirt and underwear.

Police said the case has been forwarded to the city’s prosecutor’s office for review.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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