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Report: Witnesses deny that Mike Komisarek punched woman at Hollywood club

Mike Komisarek

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Komisarek speaks to reporters after cleaning out his locker in Brossard, Quebec, Thursday, April 23, 2009. The Canadiens were eliminated in four straight games by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL hockey playoffs. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)


Last weekend, we passed along a TMZ Sports report that a woman accused Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek of hitting her at a Hollywood night club. TMZ Sports now reports that there are some conflicting sides to the story, as multiple witnesses say that Komisarek “never raised his fists” during the altercation.

Witnesses instead say that there was an incident in which Komisarek raised the woman in the air - as previously reported - only that the woman smacked her nose on his head when he was putting her down, which caused her bleeding. This conflicts with the woman’s claims that he punched her.

TMZ Sports reports that the investigation is ongoing, but no charges have been filed.

Either way, it’s an embarrassing situation. You cannot ask hockey players (or any other professional athletes) to be saints, but perhaps someone should remind them that lifting women at clubs might not be the greatest idea. Especially if they may or may not have a few drinks in them.