Earlier today, it was revealed that Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews was reportedly charged with disorderly conduct over the summer. An official citation was made public under the full name of Auston Taylour Matthews, stating that the young man was charged with disorderly conduct on July, 23rd of this year back in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Matthews is from.
In a breaking news report, the Maple Leafs just released a statement on the charges and gave additional details on what took place that night in Arizona.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews. Auston is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities but neither he nor the Club will comment any further out of respect for the process involved.”
Police may use a disorderly conduct charge to keep the peace when people are behaving in a disruptive manner to themselves or others, but otherwise present no danger. It could have been that Matthews was playing music too loudly and a neighbour intervened to get officials involved, which seems to be the case based on the team’s statement.
It is also revealed that a PreTrial Conference is set for tomorrow morning 9:30 AM MST (12:30 PM EST) at the Scottsdale City Court. It is rare for the defendant to appear before the judge at a PTC unless a plea offer is entered.
However, it seems we won’t know more about the incident following this statement from Toronto.