Leafs' Auston Matthews investigated for disorderly conduct, disruptive behaviour
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:43AM EDT
Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews is being investigated for disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Scottsdale Police Department confirmed in a statement to CTV News Toronto that the incident occurred on May 26.
According to the police report, a female security guard at a condo building in Scottsdale said she was filling out paperwork in her vehicle around 2 a.m. when Matthews and a group of unidentified friends tried to enter her vehicle.
The complainant then exited the vehicle and confronted Matthews, who she said appeared to be intoxicated.
That's when the complainant said Matthews walked away and appeared to pull his pants down, bent over and grabbed his buttocks.
The police report noted that Matthews' kept his underwear on during the incident.
Matthews was not arrested but his case has been forwarded to the city’s Prosecutor’s Office for review.
In a statement to CTV News Toronto, the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office said they are aware of the complaint against Matthews.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews," Leafs' Director of Media Relations Steve Keogh said.
“Auston is co-operating fully with relevant authorities but neither he nor the Club will comment any further.”
Matthews signed a five-year contract extension with the Leafs worth $58 million in February.