Reports out of Buffalo indicate that Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee was arrested last night. Erie County district attorney confirmed the reports and indicated that Lee has been charged with harassment. The story was broken by John Wawrow of the Associated Press.
AP source: Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being charged with harassment following an altercation during a shuttle bus ride in Buffalo. @john_wawrow https://t.co/J4hZqKB4Ti pic.twitter.com/eotfQqueqt
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) June 1, 2018
Randy Lee, Senators Assistant General Manager, Arrested in Buffalo at the NHL Scouting Combine
Lee and the Senators Top Brass are in Buffalo for the annual NHL Scouting Combine. Yesterday was an interview day, where teams have the opportunity to sit down with some of the top prospects. Following the day’s events, Lee was at local bar “The 716” and took a hotel shuttle back to the Westin Hotel. Lee allegedly harassed one of the hotel employees.
Flynn said that Lee is accused of putting his hands on the shoulders of a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver. He allegedly made a lewd remark referring to Lee’s genitalia. The driver immediately reported the incident to security. Police were called and Lee was taken into custody.
Lee was detained as he is a Canadian Citizen. His passport was seized, and he has been told to stay away from the hotel.
Lee was released following a court appearance Friday and will appear again Monday, according to Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch. The alleged incident took place late Thursday morning or early that afternoon.
Lee is facing a fine. The maximum is 15 days in jail.
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) June 1, 2018
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 24: Randy Lee of the Ottawa Senators attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)