Matthew Barnaby, the ESPN hockey analyst who was arrested in May following a domestic dispute with his estranged wife, has been ordered by a State Supreme Court Justice to complete 500 hours of community service. Following his arrest, Barnaby plead not guilty to all charges, and was “suspended” by ESPN. (I put suspended in quotes because it’s not officially called that – he was just taken off the air for two weeks, like everyone else after they’re arrested.)
According to the Associated Press:
As part of Barnaby’s plea agreement, misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment will be dropped if he fulfills the order within a year.
Barnaby has agreed to anger management counseling, and he also has to stay away from his estranged wife’s boyfriend. The best line in this fiasco comes courtesy of Barnaby’s lawyer: “He beat up a garage door.” [Buffalo News]