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Boynton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in casino incident

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DALLAS - MARCH 5: Nick Boynton #44 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on March 5, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Former NHLer Nick Boynton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident described as a “drunken rampage” at a Buffalo casino in March, according to the Buffalo News on Friday.

Following the incident at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, Boynton was arrested and faced several charges, after allegedly biting the finger of a police officer. Last month, it was reported that Boynton entered into a treatment facility.

Boynton was placed on a leave of absence from his job as radio color analyst with the Arizona Coyotes following the incident.

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In pleading guilty to the violation, instead of more-serious misdemeanor charges, the former Boston Bruins defenseman agreed to perform 100 hours of community service and lead a law-abiding life. He also agreed to continue with alcohol counseling and to avoid the downtown Buffalo casino for one year under terms imposed by Judge JaHarr Pridgen.

Boynton could have been sentenced to up to 15 days in jail.

“I feel terrible. I want to apologize to my family, to the Arizona Coyotes,” Boynton, 36, said outside the courtroom following his sentencing. “I want to put this in my past and learn from my mistakes and make sure this does not happen again.”

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