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Months after Buffalo arrest, Senators assistant GM resigns

The Ottawa Senators' assistant general manager, who was arrested in Buffalo during the NHL Scouting Combine earlier this year, resigned Tuesday.

The team announced the resignation of Randy Lee, who was charged with harassment following a May 31 encounter with a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver.

In a statement, Lee said he was unable to fufill his responsibilities with the Senators as his case continues.

"I have to think about my obligations to the hockey team," Lee said, according to the Associated Press. "They need an assistant general manager who can focus completely on the coming season. Until this matter is behind me, however, I'm not in a position to do that."

Lee, who has been accused of rubbing the teenager's shoulders and making lewd comments to him, has pleaded not guilty to the charge, a violation, and has denied the allegations.

Lee also resigned from his post as general manager of the Belleville Senators in the American Hockey League.

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