Leafs’ Matthews faces disorderly conduct charge

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is facing a disorderly conduct charge after being involved in an incident in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to court records, Matthews is being charged with disruptive behavior or fighting. The 22-year-old Matthews has a pretrial conference scheduled for Wednesday morning. The summons was issued on July 23.

“The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews,” the Toronto Maple Leafs released in a statement on Tuesday. “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.”

According to the police report obtained by ESPN, the incident occurred on May 26 at 2 a.m. A female security guard was sitting inside her car outside the condo building where Matthews lives when she was disturbed by the sound of someone trying to jump in her door. She allegedly got out of her car and confronted Matthews, who she said he was intoxicated.

As Matthews walked away, he “pulled his pants down, bent over and grabbed his butt cheeks,” though he kept on his underwear, the woman told police.

Matthews signed a five-year, $58.17 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs in February. He was the No. 1 draft pick of Toronto in 2016, and became the seventh American to be drafted No. 1 overall, and the first born and raised in Arizona.

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