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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

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.

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.The Senators issued a statement on Friday afternoon."We have been made aware of Randy Lee's arraignment in Buffalo.

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.

Rumours of Karlssons’ harassment have been circulating ‘for some time’ .
Shaamini Yogaretnam, the reporter who broke the story of the alleged abuse the Karlssons have received at the hands of Mike Hoffman’s fiancée, joined Sportsnet 590 to expand on her report. The post Federer starts grass-court season with win in Stuttgart appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.News broke Tuesday that Erik Karlsson‘s wife, Melinda, had filed an order of protection against Monika Caryk, Mike Hoffman‘s fiancée, on May 4.

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