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Arizona Coyotes co-owner arrested in Aspen, suspended by NHL

Andrew Barroway was arrested Thursday for a strangulation charge, police said. The National Hockey League has suspended the minority owner of the Arizona Coyotes.

ASPEN, Colo. — Andrew L. Barroway, the co-owner of the Arizona Coyotes, was arrested in Colorado on Thursday for an alleged domestic violence charge.

An Aspen police report says Barroway was arrested at a downtown hotel on a felony strangulation charge after a hotel manager reported hearing screaming from Barroway's room.

Barroway, 57, allegedly told police he and his wife have been having marital problems.

A nanny for the couple's children told police she heard someone screaming for help. Officers reported observing various injuries on the wife's face, hands, and knees, the police report states.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office database shows Barroway was booked into jail for a "domestic violence" offense.

Barroway has been put under a court order to not consume alcohol nor have contact with his wife unless the matter involves their children, according to the report.

The local newspaper reported that Barroway posted bond Friday following a virtual court hearing.

Barroway became a majority owner of the NHL hockey team in 2014. Billionaire Alex Meruelo later bought a 95% stake in the team in 2019.

The National Hockey League released the following statement after Barroway's arrest:

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

The Coyotes released the following 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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