Matthew Barnaby Beats Nashville Assault Case

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Matthew Barnaby, former Buffalo Sabre, Pittsburgh Penguin, Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Star had his assault charges officially dropped on Monday.

Matthew Barnaby was arrested on a Thursday morning in March by Nashville police on charges of alleged assault and public intoxication. Barnaby was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and others at Nashville Crossroads bar where a bouncer told police Barnaby choked him. 

In the police report, witnesses alleged that 46-year-old Barnaby, his girlfriend and other bargoers had gotten into a scrap when Matthew began choking a bouncer.

Police added when they questioned the former hockey player about the incident that he reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech and watery eyes.

Barnaby was arrested and eventually charged with misdemeanor public intoxication and misdemeanor assault but, court records show the case was dismissed at a hearing Monday.

According to Barnaby's attorney, prosecutors said the alleged victim did not want to pursue the charges in the case -- so it was dropped.

This incident isn't Barnaby's first run-in with the law. In December 2011, Barnaby was arrested for DWI in Clarence Center and that cost him a hockey analyst job at ESPN.

Then, In May of that same year, he faced several charges after an altercation with his estranged wife and her boyfriend. He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service at the time.

Unrelated to the story, here is Barnaby fighting Tie Domi. Enjoy.



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