The NHL introduced on Friday that it has indefinitely suspended Andrew Barroway, a minority proprietor of the Arizona Coyotes, after he was arrested for home violence involving his spouse in Colorado this previous week.
In accordance with a courtroom affidavit, Barroway is facing a class 4 felony charge of second-degree assault related to strangulation and a third-degree assault charge.
“We’re conscious of the allegation concerning Mr. Barroway and we’re working with the League to assemble extra info,” stated the Coyotes in an announcement. “When we have now sufficient info, we can have an acceptable response. Till the investigation is full, we can have no additional remark.”
Barroway, a hedge fund supervisor, at present owns 5 % of the group.
He first purchased into the Coyotes again in 2014 when he bought a majority stake within the group, proudly owning 51 % of the franchise. He finally grew to become the only shareholder of the group earlier than promoting the vast majority of it in 2019 to Alex Meruelo.
Alongside along with his present stake within the possession of the Coyotes, he’s additionally the bulk proprietor of Greek soccer group Athens Kallithea F.C.
As a part of his suspension with the NHL, Barroway is banned from attending video games, practices, group occasions and any official group perform.
Possession, enviornment points and an unsure future have plagued the Coyotes for many years, and that is simply the most recent black eye for the franchise. The Coyotes not solely have one of many league’s worst data on the ice this season, they’re additionally enjoying their dwelling video games in a 5,000-seat faculty enviornment this season and the following two seasons as they anticipate a brand new enviornment to—hopefully—be inbuilt Tempe, Ariz. That challenge might be voted on in Might.