Milbury won't face criminal charges

Milbury won't face criminal charges
December 23, 2011, 7:11 pm
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BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Mike Milbury won't face criminal charges for a confrontation he had with a 12-year-old boy after a youth hockey game.
A closed-door hearing was held Friday in Brookline District Court, where police and witnesses appeared before a court official. Officials decided not to prosecute, and, subsequently, Milbury released the following statement:
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.
Police had sought to have Milbury charged with assault and battery, making threats and disorderly conduct.They said he grabbed, shook and threatened a boy who was fighting with his 12-year-old son Dec. 9.
But Milbury said he grabbed the player's uniform to stop the fight, and never assaulted or threatened the boy.
Milbury, 59, an NHL analyst with NBC Sports, had been taken off the air to focus on the situation.