Recent Felony Charges Might Jeopardize the Future of the Coyotes

Published March 25, 2023 at 10:28
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The Coyotes, who are already facing difficulties, may be in for even more trouble as they face the potential loss of their arena due to the recent arrest of minority owner Andrew Barroway on charges of strangulation. Barroway had previously owned a majority stake in the team after buying out other ownership members in 2017.

Barroway arrested for strangulation

Following the altercation with his wife in a Colorado hotel room, the Coyotes released an official statement:

"We are aware of the allegation regarding Mr. Barroway and we are working with the League to gather more information. When we have enough information, we will have an appropriate response. Until the investigation is complete, we will have no further comment."

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The NHL also issued a statement acknowledging the arrest:

The National Hockey League is aware of the arrest of Arizona Coyotes' minority owner Andrew Barroway," the NHL said in a statement. "Pending further information, he has been suspended indefinitely."

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#Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway, was arrested in Colorado on a felony charge of strangulation.

Barroway, who also owns the Greek second-division futbol club Athens Kallithea FC, has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL.

He owns 5% of the team.

The Coyotes' deal with the Arizona State University Sun Devils includes a "good behaviour" clause, and if charges such as those against Barroway are deemed to be a violation, it could result in the loss of their arena.

Barroway is scheduled to appear in court in early April, and if found guilty, it could have serious consequences for the already struggling Coyotes.

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