Auston Matthews will face disorderly conduct and disruptive behavior charges from an incident back in April 2019 that happened in Scottsdale, Arizona. The incident happened at the condo complex where Matthews lives. Full details are not out yet, but it is believed that Matthews, along with a group of men, tried to enter a car where a security guard (Fayola Dozithee) was doing paperwork.
According to the charges, Fayola got out of the vehicle to address the group of men and asked them why they were trying to get into her car? The group, who were believed to be intoxicated, said that they thought it would be funny and wanted to see what she would do. After telling the group to leave, they started to walk away. After Matthews was at a distance, he then pulled down his pants and grabbed his buttocks. It is believed that he left his underwear on. Video surveillance does show a male walking into the lobby with his pants around his ankles.
Auston Matthews is 22 years old. He just signed a 5 year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $58 million. He is one of the NHLs biggest stars and is on the cover of NHL 20. Did I mention he is 22? I’m not excusing Matthews for what he did. To do that to a female security guard at 2am is wrong on multiple levels. Anyone who is an adult should realize why it was a stupid thing to do. But people do stupid things when they are drunk and if I went back into everyones life when they were 22, I would find way worse than what Auston did.
I am sure nothing will come from this. He might have to pay a fine or do more volunteer work than he already does, but this is just silly. Auston Matthews got drunk with his friends and did something stupid. If this was the NBA or NFL, this wouldn’t even sniff the headlines. NHLers are not perfect, but this is about as bad as it gets. He didn’t have a gun. He didn’t assault anyone. He literally said why he did it and I 100% believe it. He probably thought given his fame she would know who he was and laugh along with them. It’s Arizona though, so no such luck.
Hopefully these charges get cleared and Matthews learns that he can’t be stupid, because whether he likes it or not, he is held to a different standard.
Also, if Matthews is going to be rocking an ugly mustache, he CANNOT be trying to get into cars when people are inside, let alone a women. I couldn’t imagine seeing someone with a mustache like his trying to get into my car. That’s no funny. That’s horrifying. Shave the stache Auston!!