Former NHL forward Matthew Barnaby was fired from his job as an ESPN analyst Monday, after he was found driving without a front tire in the early hours and charged with Driving While Impared.
Barnaby, 38, failed several sobriety tests and refused a breath test after being pulled over his damaged Porsche Cayenne by Erie County Sheriffs in Clarence, New York. His car had significant front end damage and was causing sparks from the bumper hitting the ground.
Barnaby was arrested and charged and his license was revoked. He was ordered to return to Town of Clarence Court. After the incident, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said, “We spoke with Matthew and informed him we terminated his ESPN contract, effective immediately.”
Law enforcement officials said Barnaby is facing the possibility of being deported back to his native Canada because he was issued with a one-year adjournment in contemplation of dismissal related to a domestic incident with his ex-wife in May. He was required to to perform 500 hours of community service and attend counseling following the incident with his wife.
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