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BROOKLINE (CBS) - Former Boston Bruin Mike Milbury will not be charged with assaulting a youth hockey player earlier this month.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports
That was the ruling Friday afternoon from a clerk magistrate after a hearing in Brookline District Court.
WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports
Milbury was accused of verbally and physically assaulting a 12-year-old Pee Wee hockey player while breaking up a fight between the boy and Milbury’s son at a Brookline rink December 9.
EXCLUSIVE: Father Upset Milbury Is Not Charged
Police and Milbury’s attorneys presented their evidence and witness testimony at the closed door hearing, which lasted several hours.
In the end, the magistrate determined there was not enough evidence.
“There will be no criminal action and Mike and his family are happy to move on. Hopefully, Mike will be returning to work on the air very soon,” Milbury’s attorney, Mark Berthiaume, said.
Milbury took time off from his job as a TV hockey analyst to fight the charges.
He told reporters outside court he just wants to move forward.
“I really will have a lot to say about this down the line. At this point, I’m just thankful the court ruled this way and I’m going to go home and get my voice ready to do some caroling.”
He later released a statement saying:
“My family and I are gratified that the clerk magistrate found no reason to further investigate the incident at Larz Anderson Park two weeks ago when I separated two 12 year old boys in a Pee Wee hockey game, one of whom was my son. I was a coach and supervisor on the ice that day when the scuffle broke out after the game had concluded and the referee had left. I know I acted responsibly to break up an altercation between two young boys in order to prevent potential injury to both. My actions were in no way inappropriate and I would take the same actions today if confronted with a similar situation in the future.”
WBZ’s Mark Katic contributed to this report.
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