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Auston Matthews Arrest And Charge: What Did Toronto Maple Leafs Star Do?Is He In JAil?

Auston Matthews faced charges in 2019; this article will reveal more about Auston Matthews’ arrest.

Matthews is an American professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2016, and the Leafs NHL drafted him in the 2016 Draft.

Before becoming interested in hockey, he used to be active in baseball. Matthews became the first player in modern NHL history to score four goals. 

He has been awarded many titles, including the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player. People who have got interested in hockey have known him for a long time now.

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After he was charged with some illegal work back in 2019, it was a topic to discuss. Read further to know the detailed case of his arrest and charge.

Auston Matthews Arrest And Charge: Is He In Jail?

Matthews faced a disorderly conduct charge from an incident in May 2019 in his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. 

But after many controversies and up and down in court, his charges were finally dropped out after almost six months in November 2019.

The news about the charges was not out on May 26, and it was out after two days when the lady filed the complaint. 

Matthews was identified as a 'major hockey player' in the police incident report.
Matthews was identified as a ‘major hockey player’ in the Police incident report. (Source: Daily Mail)

After the news about his charges was in public, people commented on his career with Toronto Maple Leafs, but nothing happened.

The team took him, and he played when he was charged and still played with the team.

The video regarding his behavior toward a woman was also out in public. It clearly showed that he was not the single person involved in the case. He was with his friends. 

The Police report notes that the building manager showed a Police officer surveillance video of a man walking toward the building.

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What Did Toronto Maple Leafs Star Do?

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, a female at a condominium complex said Matthews was among a group of men who allegedly tried to enter her locked vehicle early on May 26.

She mentioned she was a guard at the place and tried to ignore the guys and focus on what she was doing. 

But they thought it was funny, and Mattews dropped his pants and grabbed his buttocks but was still wearing underwear, Police reported.

Additionally, the guard mentioned that one of his friends asked her not to inform the building management about the accident, and they were just having fun.

The friend who asked her not to inform anyone came at 2:30 pm when she was working, as per Police report.

The disorderly conduct charge against Mattews was dismissed, and after that, he apologized, saying it was an inappropriate manner and that he would not repeat it.

The player said, “I regret any of my actions that would ever disturb the team or distress any individual. I take great pride in preparing myself for the season and representing the Toronto Maple Leafs as well as I can.”

Body cam interview with Auston Matthews' accuser released by police.
Body cam interview with Auston Matthews’ accuser released by Police. (Source: Daily Hive)

After that, he has not been arrested or charged for anything illegal work, and he signed a five-year contract worth $11.6 million in February after the incident.

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