Sports Senators assistant GM will miss at least start of draft for court date

15:38  13 june  2018
15:38  13 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Senators exec pleads not guilty to harassment allegation

  Senators exec pleads not guilty to harassment allegation BUFFALO, N.Y. - Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being allowed to return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine. Neither Lee nor his attorney commented after the hearing Monday in Buffalo City Court. Lee had to surrender his passport and had been unable to return to Ottawa since being arrested last week on a second-degree harassment charge. The alleged incident happened May 30 following an NHL event.He's scheduled to return to court June 22.

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will miss at least part of next week's NHL draft because of a court date charged with harassing a hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will miss at least part of next week’s NHL draft because he is due in court . He is charged with harassing a hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo.

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Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee's ongoing legal proceedings will prevent him from attending at least the start of the upcoming NHL draft.

Lee's attorney, Paul Cambria, confirmed to The Associated Press that his client is expected to attend his next court appearance in Buffalo on June 22, the same day the first round of the draft takes place in Dallas.

The Senators executive was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment late in May while visiting Buffalo for the league's scouting combine.

Lee pleaded not guilty to making lewd comments toward, and rubbing the shoulders of, a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the AP in an email that the league has no position on whether Lee can attend the draft as a whole, saying that decision is up to the Senators.

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