Boston – Former NHL star and Boston Bruin player Mike Milbury was charged with assault for allegedly assaulting his sons teammate at a local 12-year-old peewee hockey game, and now all charges have been withdrawn.
59, who has been a broadcaster on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC,)
and NBC Sports for many years, stepped down after the allegations were presented and claimed he did nothing but separate his son and the other player. He will now resume his duties as a commentator with CBC and NBC starting on December 31, Hot Stove round-table when the Leafs play in Winnipeg, New Years eve.
Brookline Police in Massachusetts had considered charging him with assault and battery of a child, threatening to commit a crime, and disorderly conduct, but all charges were dismissed.
The whole incident came about December 9th when his son Jake, was playing another team in an exhibition game where the opposing player directed verbal assaults towards him and a fracas escalated. Milbury claims he only came to separate the combatants and admits he did pull the players sweater, but never intended any sort of assault.
On Friday, Milbury released a statement
saying, “the clerk magistrate (Judge) found no reason to further investigate the incident, and I know I acted responsible to break up an altercation between my son and an opposing player.”
He went on to say, “My actions were in no way inappropriate and I would take the same action today if confronted with a similar situation in the future.”