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Coyotes radio analyst pleads innocent in casino fracas

Former Boston Bruins defenseman Nick Boynton pleaded not guilty Friday in Buffalo City Court to charges stemming from a drunken rampage early Thursday at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

Boynton, who was in town as a radio commentator for the Arizona Coyotes, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and obstruction of governmental administration.

He also was charged with harassment, a violation.

Boynton, 36, allegedly pushed patrons, called women insulting names and fought with officers after casino personnel cut him off from the bar at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday because of his intoxicated behavior, police sources said.

At Friday’s arraignment, City Court Judge JaHarr Pridgen set bail at $10,000, which Boynton was expected to post later Friday, and scheduled a pretrial conference for Wednesday.

After Coyotes officials learned of the casino incident, they placed Boynton on a leave of absence.

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