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Arizona Coyotes broadcaster Nick Boynton arrested in Buffalo

According to The Buffalo News, Arizona Coyotes radio color commentator Nick Boynton was arrested at a Buffalo-area casino on charges of assault, criminal mischief and harassment Wednesday.

Boynton is accused of causing a disturbance at the Buffalo Creek Casino on Wednesday night and fighting with Buffalo police officers assigned there to provide security.

“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 said.

The Coyotes are in town to play the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night in a game between two of the league’s worst teams.

Boynton, 36, is in his first season as part of the Coyotes’ radio team after an 11-year playing career that included stints with six NHL teams, including the Coyotes from 2006 to 2008.

The Coyotes issued the following statement Thursday morning:

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.

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