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Coyotes minority owner has domestic violence charges dropped

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Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway was arrested last spring in Colorado after a dispute with his wife led to the lodging of domestic violence accusations against him. Subsequently, those charges have been dropped.

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In response to the charges, the NHL suspended Barroway indefinitely in March. This came after an altercation between his wife and him was said to have become physical in a hotel room. Barroway spent one night in jail on suspicion of strangulation assault in the second-degree and third-degree assault. 

Under court order, the 5% owner of the Coyotes was forbidden to have contact with his wife unless it involved their children and was prohibited from drinking alcohol. 

On Tuesday, Barroway issued a statement revealing that the Pitkin County, Colorado district attorney’s office had made the decision to dismiss the charges and the case against him. 

“The past several months have been extremely difficult for my loved ones and for me personally,” Barroway’s  statement said. “As you can imagine, seeing a private personal matter wrongly depicted in the media was hurtful and frustrating. So, too, was being unable to set the record straight because of the ongoing legal investigation. Now that this matter has concluded, I can directly say that the allegations against me were false.”

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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